Hoffman Estates, Illinois -- July 28, 2014 -- I-CAR will soon launch its all-new instructor-led course, Aluminum Panel Repair and Replacement (APR01). This course provides in-depth information, backed by in-class student activities, on the array of important considerations to take into account when making decisions on aluminum panels. Attendees at NACE will have the opportunity to take the course before it's open to the industry on August 25. Registration is still open.
Josh McFarlin, I-CAR Director of Curriculum & Product Development explained, “Being able to properly assess damage and repair or replace exterior panels requires understanding the properties, characteristics, design, and construction of aluminum. Making the right decisions at the right time can play a role in improving KPIs like cycle time and CSI.”
Here's what's new at NACE with expanded I-CAR sessions....
: Steering and Suspension Damage Analysis presented by David Solmes
Proper alignment serves as the foundation for many important vehicle systems. If collision-related damage is not identified up-front, systems such as steering, suspension and electronic stability control can be greatly compromised. Understanding damage analysis considerations before the repair can help ensure quality and consumer safety, as well as serve as a catalyst in improving Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) like cycle time and Customer Service Index (CSI) scores.
* This class meets I-CAR Professional Development Program™ requirements for ProLevel® 2 Estimators and Auto Physical Damage Appraisers.
: Full-Frame Partial Replacement presented by Mark Bono
Properly repairing today's full-frame vehicles requires command of an array of considerations. Understanding OEM repair procedures and welding requirements for full-frame vehicles can be key, but being able to identify full-frame designs, partial replacement options and repair considerations for full-frame attachments is also critical to achieving a complete, safe and quality repair. Completion of this course will be beneficial to repairers and their respective businesses. Full-frame partial replacement can result in increased savings for the shop and the vehicle owner alike. The content in this course can be applied on the job immediately following completion.
* This class meets I-CAR Professional Development Program™ requirements for ProLevel® 3 Steel Structural Technicians, or Annual Training for Estimators and Auto Physical Damage Appraisers.
Swanton, Ohio -- July 7, 2014 -- DeVilbiss Automotive Refinishing announces that it has been accredited by I-CAR as an Industry Training Alliance provider of continuing automotive education to the collision repair industry.
“We are excited to now offer our I-CAR accredited SprayMasterTM Paint Technician Class to the collision repair industry,” says Hans Horstik, DeVilbiss Automotive Refinishing General Manager. “This course provides I-CAR accredited best practices and process improvement training to refinish technicians in Compressed Air Filtration, Contaminant-free Refinishing, Paint Handling and Atomization.”
The DeVilbiss SprayMaster Paint Technician Class provides students with four credit hours of I-CAR continuing education credits, and fulfills the I-CAR Refinish Technician ProLevel 1 “Spray Gun Maintenance & Set-Up” knowledge area. Students also receive EPA Rule 40 Certification. SprayMasterTM training classes are held at certified training facilities, and are provided at no charge as a service to the collision repair industry.
For more information on DeVilbiss, please visit DeVilbiss.com.
Carlsbad, California -- July 7, 2014 -- Pro Spot has announced the availability of welders, wire, and training compatible with the Ford Collision Repair Program for the 2015 Ford F-150.
Hoffman Estates, Illinois -- June 30, 2014 -- I-CAR will offer multiple Professional Development Program (PDP) training courses during Industry Week in Detroit July 31 through August 2. PDP training opportunities at NACE will provide some of I-CAR’s newest courses, including the 2015 Ford F-150 Structural Repair Training Course (FOR06).
FOR06 opened to the entire industry on June 1. Collision repair training experts at I-CAR worked alongside Ford Motor Company engineers during the 2015 Ford F-150 design and development process, leveraging I-CAR’s expertise to create a training solution, FOR06, for collision repair professionals who will work on the next generation of Ford’s extremely popular truck. The FOR06 course, in conjunction with I-CAR’s Welding Training & Certifcation: Aluminum GMA (MIG) Welding course also meets the 2015 F150 training requirements for the Ford National Body Shop Program.
“I-CAR is thrilled to bring this lineup of training to NACE during Industry Week. This is an excellent opportunity for I-CAR to reach industry professionals with some of I-CAR’s newest and most exciting courses available,” explained Josh McFarlin, I-CAR Director of Curriculum & Product Development.
Detroit, Michigan -- June 20, 2104 -- NACE is just a few short weeks away, and many of the OEMs have shown commitment to NACE by providing a wide variety of training over the course of the event. NACE takes place July 30 to August 2 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Mich.
Registrations through Collision Repair magazine include a discount on your Conference or Expo pass, and be sure to join us for the special Canada Night event, held on the show floor. Please click here to register.
Hoffman Estates, Illinois -- June 16, 2014 -- I-CAR will launch an all-new instructor-led course on July 7 for estimators and appraisers. I-CAR’s new Live Demo course, Documentation and Digital Photography (DOC01), will train industry professionals in an interactive shop setting where they will use their own cameras to simulate documentation and digital photography best practices.
“Documentation has become increasingly important in collision repair. Repairers rely on documentation to record damage, insurers to assess damage, and customers to understand the status of their vehicle’s repair. Understanding exactly what needs to be documented and how and when to document can make or break quality documentation records,” explained Josh McFarlin, I-CAR Director of Curriculum & Product Development.
During the course, students will learn about important considerations for taking quality photos, including elements such as proper lighting, angle, flash usage and how to capture damage. Students will gain information on working with an array of different camera types available to them, from the smartphone in their pocket to the camera they use for work everyday. Photo requirements, creation of shot lists and supplement photos are other topics covered in the course.
“This course takes place in-shop and provides the student with the unique opportunity to practice and apply knowledge while using their own camera during a variety of classroom exercises. This is a major benefit to the student,” said McFarlin.
The content learned in this course can be applied in any collision repair setting and can increase cycle time and Customer Service Index (CSI) scores. This instructor-led, Live 3-credit hour course meets training requirements for Estimators and Auto Physical Damage Appraisers in I-CAR’s Professional Development Program (PDP).
To register for any courses, please visit I-CAR at I-CAR.ca.