Education

Bethesda, Md. – July 9, 2018 – In recognition of its former president and CEO, Al Gaspar, the Auto Care Association has established a memorial fund in his honor. Donations made to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation in Gaspar’s memory will be used to fund scholarships and industry...
L to R: 2018 SkillsUSA Plastic Repair Team: Mark Algie, 3M; Kurt   Lammon, Polyvance; Kyle Weeks, 3M; Shawn Collins, 3M; Ronnie Angel,   ABRA Auto Body & Glass.
This year’s SkillsUSA competition, held on June 27th and 28th in Louisville, Kentucky, featured the debut of nitrogen plastic welding in the Collision Repair Technology segment. The Collision Repair Technology segment features four hands-on disciplines – plastic repair, metal straightening, metals...
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...
St. Louis, Mo.—Original One Parts' (www.originaloneparts.com) new video series, “Friday Fast Facts,” with the company's Josh Kirbach and Avery Hodge, shares industry knowledge, news, tips, and topics. Previous topics have included how to know know if a vendor is approved for purchase through an...
STRONGSVILLE, OHIO – JUNE 28, 2018 -- PPG has released its schedule of collision refinish training classes for July, August and September. Classes cover key collision refinish subjects and are designed to ensure that paint technicians are up to date with PPG products, processes and technological...
San Rafael, Calif. (June 28, 2018) – For the sixth consecutive year, Tom Marx, partner, Hart Marx Advisors, will be a featured presenter at the 2018 University of the Aftermarket Heavy Duty Leadership program. Marx will provide industry leaders insight on how to successfully navigate various...
LEESBURG, VA, June 27, 2018 –  The ASE Education Foundation has expanded its online automotive instructor guide targeted toward those exploring a career transition to becoming an instructor as well as new instructors. Units covering advisory committees and student placement have just been added to...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - June 26, 2018 — TechForce Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on championing and aiding aspiring transportation technicians has released a new report  — “Transportation Technician Supply Report” — that reveals the growing severity of the vehicle technician supply...
Warrensville Heights, Ohio – Martin Senour Paints has announced its 2018 third quarter training schedule, with courses running from July 11 to September 25. The training sessions are designed to provide collision repair industry professionals specialized advanced knowledge in their field.  ...
AAPEX 2018 is revving up its education program for automotive service and repair professionals, parts suppliers, national service chains, manufacturers and professionals under 40! This year, AAPEX has partnered with 10 leading organizations to deliver top quality, expert-led training on many topics...

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