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SEMA is now accepting applications for the 2018 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund for students preparing for careers in the auto or auto-parts industries at www.sema.org/scholarships.   New this year, high-school and part-time students can apply for a scholarship. The change is part of an effort by...
STRONGSVILLE, OHIO – NOVEMBER 14, 2017--PPG MVP Business Solutions has announced its schedule of classes for the remainder of the 2017 calendar year. Intended for owners and managers of collision centers using PPG products, MVP training is part of PPG’s ongoing commitment to provide cutting-edge...
North Richland Hills, Texas, November 13, 2017 ­- The Automotive Management Institute (AMi), the industry's leading nonprofit provider and collaborator of front office and management education for automotive collision and mechanical service repair professionals, announced the approval of Management...
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Nov. 10, 2017) -- The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) is now accepting applications for the 2018 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund for students preparing for careers in the auto or auto parts industries at www.sema.org/scholarships.   New this year, high school and...
Blue Streak named Daniel McMahon (left) and Hayden Anderson as the recipients of its $5,000 scholarships
NEW YORK, N.Y., November 7, 2017 - Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) announces the winners of its inaugural Standard Blue Streak® ‘Stronger Than Ever’ Scholarship Competition: Daniel McMahon of Universal Technical Institute Sacramento, CA, and Hayden Anderson of Lake Area Tech in Watertown, SD.Mr...
Hoffman Estates, IL – November 1, 2017 - The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced more than $600,000 in Ultimate Collision Education Makeover school grants supported by donations from industry partners and local I-CAR committee fundraising activities. The announcement came during the...
Scottsdale, Ariz. Oct. 27, 2017 — TechForce Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on championing and aiding aspiring vehicle technicians, has released a new report — “Transportation Technician New Entrant Demand” — that reveals the severity of the vehicle technician shortage. Based on an...
Scottsdale, Ariz. - Oct. 31, 2017 — TechForce Foundation, a non-profit organization championing and aiding aspiring vehicle technicians, has launched a first of its kind campaign to help provide an ongoing stream of qualified technicians to North American vehicle repair businesses. Created by Greg...
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., October 31, 2017 – I-CAR® today launched 13 new courses as additions to its Electrical & Diagnostic curriculum. These courses were developed in response to the collision repair industry’s need to understand both the why and the how of diagnostics. As the technology in...
Las Vegas, NV –November 2, 2017 -- Hunter Engineering is proud to offer Hunter University—a free, comprehensive online self-study program for technicians and industry professionals to enhance training in alignment fundamentals, performance tire service and road force balancing techniques. Hunter...

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