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Broadview, Ill.—Robert Bosch LLC, a leading worldwide supplier of automotive parts to vehicle manufacturers and the independent aftermarket, has announced that it has signed a five-year sponsorship agreement with Universal Technical Institute (UTI) to provide automotive parts, equipment and...
Bethesda, Md.—Four major program groups have come together to donate $100,000 to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation in memory of Jack Creamer. Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Automotive Distribution Network, Federated Auto Parts and National Pronto Association each contributed $25,000 to...
Pittsburg, Kan.—The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) estimates that more than half of the nation’s transportation workforce will retire over the next 10 years. The industry, according to the DOL, needs to “develop a pipeline of younger, skilled workers to fill these jobs.” With one of the top...
Ralph Mills, collision program department chair for Pikes Peak Community College, has added I-CAR’s PDP-EE certification to his curriculum.
Colorado Springs, Colo.—In a move to increase students’ employability, Ralph Mills, collision program department chair for Pikes Peak Community College, aligned a portion of his curriculum with I-CAR earlier this year.      High school and college students now have the ability to enroll in the new...
Automotive Studies Assistant Professor Joshua Walker (right) discusses power flow through an automatic transmission with second-year student Joe Maltzman during a class at St. Louis Community College. The college’s automotive-technology department is located at the college’s Forest Park campus in St. Louis.
St. Louis—In these days of tight budgets, it’s good to see a community college give its automotive-studies program a vote of confidence by reinvesting through major upgrades in equipment and technology. So says Richard (Rick) Anthes, associate professor and department chair for St. Louis Community...
Ben French (l.) and John McCormack say ARC’s automotive service technology program is cutting-edge because of the work done behind the curtain to maintain strong industry relationships, fighting to get annual grants, and help students attain professional success.
Sacramento, Calif.-For the first time in years, the automotive service technology program at American River College (ARC) has more jobs available for its graduates than it has students trained to take those jobs. John McCormack and Ben French, who co-chair the program, said their situation...
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...
Cranbury, N.J.—CRP Automotive, a source of OE-quality replacement and service parts, has developed and launched a video series designed to help keep professional technicians informed and up to date with the latest tips, techniques, and product developments. Called “Inside The Brands with CRP,” the...
Most shop owners have learned a lot from their mentors, including the importance of listening to their customers, fixing cars right the first time, and never putting money ahead of people. Unfortunately, in far too many cases their mentors pass on some information that actually shouldn’t be...
CALIFORNIA Motorcar Parts of America (MPA) is the exclusive sponsor of the 2015 CAWA Annual Dinner Meeting at Caesars, in Las Vegas, Nov. 1. All proceeds from the event go to CAWA’s scholarship program. CAWA thanks MPA and its president and CEO, Selwyn Joffe, for their support. Contact Rodney...

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