Education

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – November 18, 2016 – Honda has awarded $36,000 in grants to three schools through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. These schools are part of Honda’s Professional Automotive Career Training Program (“PACT”) designed to provide students with real world automotive repair...
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – November 18, 2016 – The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) in collaboration with AkzoNobel Vehicle Refinishes North America is pleased to announce those schools being recognized for efforts to advance sustainability within their respective automotive and collision...
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – November 18, 2016 – Anest Iwata has awarded spray guns to 50 schools through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. The spray guns are valued at $30,000 and will help to provide schools with the most up-to-date equipment for instructing their students. The schools...
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – November 18, 2016 –The St. Louis I-CAR Committees have awarded six schools with $25,000 in school grants at the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s annual reception at SEMA. The schools applied for the Education Foundation’s 2016 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover...
A few years ago I had the opportunity to interview more than 40 people for a panel of customers that I moderated. My intent was to discover what drives their decisions in choosing an auto repair shop and how they make their purchasing decisions. I spent well over an hour with many of these...
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, November  29, 2016 - The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) announces the addition of two new Collision Repair Segment online courses. The new online courses, developed by Mike Cassata include "Getting the Most Out of Your DRP" and "Photography and File Documentation...
There’s a tech shortage in the transportation industry.  It doesn’t matter if you’re talking automotive, trucking, diesel, aftermarket, motorcycle, marine, collision repair...you name it...they're all struggling to find trained, professional technicians.   Also, the grease-monkey stigma really...
LONG BEACH, Calif. – DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., a division of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., is adding three new training classes to its wide selection of automotive repair courses. The classes expand DENSO’s Technical Training Program, developed to ensure...
Take advantage of the comprehensive training courses available to you and your team.  Download the schedule PDF by clicking on the link below. For class information, please call the class contact listed.  To register for a class, please call the NAPA Training Service Center at 800-292-6428. All...
GM Duramax Diesel
GRAND BLANC, Mich. – As part of its ongoing commitment to keeping independent aftermarket technicians abreast of the latest vehicle technologies, ACDelco is launching six new online seminars. The web-based courses are less than three hours long, and there are no enrollment prerequisites.  Now...

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