Education

Madison, Ind.—Customers who purchase a Chief Goliath or Impulse - E/VHT frame rack; Vector or LaserLock computerized measuring system; or Chief MI-200T spot welder will receive a voucher good for two days of free training at any Chief University class. The voucher is valid for one year after...
Long Beach, Calif.—DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc. announced its first live online technical training seminar in partnership with Automotive Video Innovations LLC. (AVI). AVI OnDemand will live-stream DENSO’s course on how to diagnose and understand Duramax Fuel System problems, Sept. 8...
Anaheim, Calif.—I-CAR and ASE announced a collaboration that align and build on I-CAR’s training and curriculum, as well as ASE’s testing and certification program. Each have been working for more than a year and a half in close collaboration on a set of high-impact joint initiatives for the...
Summerville, SC – NACAT Education Foundation today announces that QuickTrick Alignment has donated twelve QuickTrick Portable Wheel Alignment kits for disbursement to educators.  The donation consists of one of each of QuickTrick Total Package Pro (Item 90042), QuickTrick QuickSlide Total Package (...
The Master Certification program provides a well-rounded education that helps boosts the overall skillset of the refinisher.
Glen Mills, Pa.—Axalta Coating Systems has launched a Master Refinish Certification program as part of its Learning and Development offering in North America. The Master Refinish Certification program provides a path for refinish customers to advance skills and abilities from industry standard to...
Courtesy Auto Service and Tire, a Pierce County, WA auto repair shop located at the Tacoma Mall, has been serving customers with honesty and integrity for over a decade, specializing in both domestic and import auto service, as well as hybrid vehicle repair. As a way of giving back to the community...
Most shop owners begin their careers as technicians, and eventually buy their first shop. These are often the people that feel they own a business, when in reality, it’s the furthest from the truth. Consider this … When most past-technicians open their first shop, they spend most of their time test...
North Richland Hills, Texas—The Automotive Management Institute (AMi), a provider and collaborator of management education for automotive collision and mechanical service repair professionals, announceD the launch of the “next generation of AMi.” It includes six new front office and management...
Applications are now being accepted for NADA Academy Plus, a new, cost-effective program that trains a dealership management team to improve business performance. “NADA Academy Plus is a rapid, fast-track program designed to align industry best practices with a dealership’s vision, goals and...
The two-day certification courses are held at 16 PPG Business Development Centers and various field locations across North America.
Strongsville, Ohio—Advancements in auto refinish technologies, combined with the growing number of OEM special effects vehicle finishes, make it critical that collision refinish technicians stay current with available training. That’s what’s driving PPG’s ongoing commitment to its comprehensive...

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