Edel Ashbara (31 years, home country Eritrea), dent technician at BlechWunder Dellentechnik
Edel Ashbara (31) fled from Eritrea to Germany in 2013. In Eritrea, Ashbara had previously worked as a helper in the hairdressing trade. In Germany, the 31-year-old started a six-month partial qualification as a vehicle caretaker at BlechWunder Dellentechnik in July 2016 and then found a permanent job with social security contributions at a company in Oberhausen. On 1 May 2017, Edel Ashbara returned to his training company BlechWunder Dellentechnik in Dortmund-Mengende. In addition to his work as a dent technician, he acts as a language mediator between the Arabic-speaking training participants and the trainers. "I am happy that I can work at BlechWunder Dellentechnik," says Edel Ashbara. "I want to do something - and here I feel needed and at the end of the day I feel I have really done something," says the 31-year-old.
BlechWunder Dellentechnik offers certified training to become a dent technician, a smart repair specialist and a vehicle caretaker. Smart dent repair describes a process for repairing dents in vehicles. Instead of removing the dent superficially with a spatula and paint, as is the case with conventional repair, the dent is gently massaged out of the sheet metal using special levers.