AkzoNobel announces second quarter training for collision techs

Troy, Mich.—AkzoNobel has released its second quarter 2019 lineup of vehicle refinishing training courses. Covering topics such as Sikkens color tinting, health and safety best practices, and more, these complimentary courses are designed to help current and future collision repair technicians advance their careers by staying ahead of industry trends.

“Technology has made a major impact on the vehicle refinishing industry and enabled significant advances, but it has also created a greater need for ongoing professional development,” said Don Shearer, AkzoNobel technical service manager.

Led by seasoned instructors, the one- and two-day training sessions will take place in cities across the U.S. Using a mix of traditional instruction, role playing and hands-on training, the courses will cover a wide range of topics, including:

Sessions led by services consultants:

• Preparing for a process-centered environment

• Implementing the 5S

• Principles of continuous improvement

• Optimizing repair planning

• Standardization and visual management


Sessions led by technical instructors:

• Color evaluation and selection, including the AkzoNobel digital color process

• Product training classes will discuss paint system and equipment selection

• Paint mixing and application techniques

• Surface cleaning and preparation process

• Health and safety review


Select courses are eligible for I-CAR credits. For more info, visit https://akzonobelvrna.gosignmeup.com/public/course/browse


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