Free Service Technician Webinar from ASE: Diagnostic Alignment Angles Explained

Leesburg, Virginia – Nov. 5, 2020 – The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is hosting a free webinar for service technicians on Friday, Nov. 6 at 4:00 p.m. ET entitled “Diagnostic Alignment Angles Explained.” If the vehicle you are servicing is still pulling after an alignment, diagnostic alignment angles will help reduce comebacks. […]

Apprentices Fixed with New Support: Ontario announces $2.5 million grant

Toronto, Ontario — The Government of Canada announced a new grant to help apprentices re-secure work amid the pandemic. The Ontario Tools Grant will provide apprentices with $2.5 million in 2020-21 and $7.5 million in 2021-22. The program will assist apprentices in the purchase of tools, protective equipment, manuals and clothing required for their trades. […]

Still in Session: Learning continues at Tropicana Community Services

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— April 7 marked the first day of class for Tropicana’s Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer 310B Pre-Apprenticeship Level 1 online learning program as virtual classes continue through the pandemic. Five teachers from the Toronto District School Board and Essential Skills Upgrading have committed to supports the 20-strong class of 2020. Each […]

Calling All Young Guns: Calgary to host the CAF’s National Apprenticeship Conference

Calgary, Alberta — The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum will host its 2020 National Apprenticeship Conference in Calgary, running from May 24-26. It will take place at the Telus Convention Centre in Calgary. The 2020 conference will highlight initiatives, programs and strategies that help attract and retain top talent in skilled trade positions in fields like automotive […]

CCC®​​​​​​​ ONE Estimating Features & Tips

presented by Dave Luehr’s Elite Body Shop Academy Powerful software is an asset to your business, but only if you use it effectively! CCC ONE Estimating is a fantastic tool with helpful features that many users don’t even realize are there. On Tuesday, February 25th, CCC ONE Elevate Advisor, Jason Kitchen, is joining for a […]


The first Elite Webinar Series installment of 2020 featuring Frank Terlep! Frank has been blazing a trail throughout his career in the collision industry and is not slowing down! At 1 PM CST January 23rd, Frank will share 5 major disruptions the collision repair industry will face in 2020 and beyond and how your organization […]

Class in Session: Tropicana’s Pre-Apprenticeship program is now accepting applications

Toronto, Ontario — Tropicana Employment Centre is calling on youth between 18 to 30 years of age to enroll in its Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer 310B Pre-Apprenticeship Program—set to begin Monday, April 6. Over the span of 30 weeks, this tuition-free course guides its members into receiving their Level 1 accreditation, acting as […]

Going National: Women’s apprenticeship program expands across Canada

Toronto, Ontario — An organization designed to help women advance in the trades is expanding across Canada after helping out hundreds of women in Newfoundland for more than ten years. The Office to Advance Women Apprentices (OAWA) was launched over a decade ago with the hopes of offerring real support to female apprentices entering the […]

Leading the Ethical Revolution

Jeff Peevy, AMi president and current Collision Industry Conference (CIC) Chair, will discuss the personal impact of interviewing Marcia and Matthew Seebachan at CIC in Vegas. Jeff believes we can’t effectively win an economic or commercial debate within our industry but changing the WHY can. Dave and Jeff explore how to lead the ethical movement […]