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 […]

Training Trip: Simplicity Car Care welcomes Centennial College students

Toronto, Ontario — Simplicity Car Care in Scarborough, Ont. recently welcomed 80 Centennial College students to its facility for a day of hands-on learning about the collision repair process and business. The eager students were given a tour upon arrival, where they were shown around the shop and introduced to its various departments. Students were […]

In It to WIN It: WIN announces 2020 Educational Conference theme

Toronto, Ontario — The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) has announced the first details for its next Educational Conference, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Newport Beach, Calif. from May 3 through 5. This year’s theme—‘Driving the Future’—will aim to host industry professionals for two days of education, connection and celebration of […]

Dave Luehr’s Elite Body Shop Solutions Presents: “Leading the Ethical Revolution”

Nashville, TN – December 3, 2019 – Dave Luehr’s Elite Body Shop Solutions announces the next installment in the FREE Elite Webinar Series. “Leading the Ethical Revolution” will feature Jeff Peevy, AMi president and current Collision Industry Conference (CIC) Chair, on Tuesday, December 17th, at 1 p.m. Central. To register, visit: https://events.genndi.com/channel/EWSDec2019. Those who are […]

Equipment Endowment: BASF donates paint supplies to Collision Repair Education Foundation

Toronto, Ontario — Automotive refinishing students across North America can look forward to new spray guns, paints, materials and other equipment, thanks to an estimated $200,000 donation from BASF. The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) received the donation from BASF, and the materials will support multiple automotive refinish programs at several schools in the United […]

Success Dawns: AIA Canada’s Student Aftermarket Day

Barrie, Ontario — Automotive students, listen up–AIA Canada’s Student Aftermarket day, which is sure to be a day chock-full of learning and networking opportunities, is right around the corner. Organized by the AIA Young Professionals in the Aftermarket, the one-day conference will be held on Nov. 19 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the […]

Elite Education: Dave Luehr and Elite Body Shop Solutions to host free webinar

Dave Luehr’s Elite Body Shop Solutions has announced the next installment in the free elite webinar series, featuring CCC Information Services director and industry analyst Susanna Gotsch. What to Expect in 2020, a seminar discussing developments in the automobile industry in 2019 and what that may mean in 2020 will be held on Tuesday, Oct. […]