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. […]

Tech Check: AIA Canada to host free webinar on emerging technologies

With new automotive technologies taking the repair industry by storm, the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) has announced a webinar discussing how emerging auto technology will impact small- and medium-sized aftermarket businesses. The free webinar will take place from 2 p.m to 3 p.m EST on Oct. 23 and will feature Roger Francis, director […]

BMW Group training at the Dealers Collision Technology Institute

Toronto, Ontario — January 23, 2019 — Leader Auto Resource (LAR) training facility, the Dealers’ Collision Technology Institute located in Point-Claire, Quebec recently welcomed BMW Group Canada representatives who provided specialized damage assessment training for BMW and MINI vehicles to a dozen Canadian BMW estimators and technicians. The state-of-the-art facility was launched in 2017 with […]

Industry training directory updated

  Toronto, Ontario — January 25, 2019 – Be a part of this must-have training resource! The annual Training Directory, powered by Collision Repair magazine, is gearing up to be bigger and better than before. Training in the collision repair industry has never been more essential. With technology driving change, ensuring that skill sets are […]

NAPA Canada and Traction donate $115,000 to BCIT

  Vancouver – January 25, 2019 – A generous $115,000 gift from NAPA Auto Parts and Traction Heavy Duty Parts will equip students at the British Columbia Institute of Technology with state-of-the-art tools. “This gift is a wonderful example of how an investment from industry can help shape BC’s future through our students,” said Jackie […]

Taming the tri-coats

  HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY REPAIR A TRI-COAT FINISH WITH PPG WATERBORNE By: PPG More often than ever before, automakers are employing the use of glamorous tri-coat finishes to entice the new vehicle prospect. So naturally collision centers are increasingly facing the need to repair these finishes. Here, PPG presents step-by-step instructions for blend refinishing or zone […]

Prep school for refinish preppers

  Anyone in a collision center knows that every stage in the automotive refinish process is critical. One misstep along the way can compromise the end result. One very critical step is the first one: making sure a vehicle is properly prepped for refinish. To that end, PPG has developed a new course designed specifically […]

GM suggests retraining assembly workers as auto service techs

  With the looming closure of its Oshawa Assembly plant, GM Canada and its local dealers have made a commitment to train and hire displaced workers as auto service technicians at GM dealerships. GM Canada will also join with Durham Region educators and various governments to train Oshawa Assembly employees and transition them to new […]

Blended learning makes automotive glass program more accessible

  Prince George, B.C. – This fall, for the first time, the College of New Caledonia (CNC) in British Columbia offered an Automotive Glass Technician Apprentice certification program. This program is the first trade at CNC to use a blended online and face-to-face model. The 16-week course will see students complete 15 weeks online with […]

AkzoNobel offers college support for collision repair

Toronto – December 7, 2018 — AkzoNobel is now offering a Technical College Support Program to help prepare and develop a new generation of collision repairers.  The training program will allow schools to assist students in gaining knowledge and understanding of paint-related skills and techniques, as well as helping students maximize quality and productivity, leading […]