Ajax, Ontario — July 31, 2014 — Axalta Coating Systems recently led a week-long professional development session for college and high school instructors at Axaltaâ€™s Pointe Claire Customer Training Centre. This is an annual event that Axalta hosts as part of its commitment to strengthening the collision industry in Canada.
The sessions covered various topics including industry trends, appropriate spray materials and equipment updates. One of the popular topics was the trends and techniques for aluminum repair. Axalta trainers from across Canada attended so that regional issues could also be addressed. Representatives from I-CAR Canada joined the group to lead a couple of the interactive, collegial sessions.
A tour of a large truck manufacturer was a highlight for many. Participants had an opportunity to see all of the steps in the build process, including the potential challenges of painting a large vehicle.
â€œThe stronger our colleagues are at the college and high school level, the stronger our industry can be,â€ says Axalta Instructor Normand Cormier. â€œThe materials that attendees receive and the networking opportunities provide support for these great leaders, who often work alone or in small teams.â€
Bill Speed from the Toronto District School Board values the experience. â€œI want to be able to pass on to my students the most current information possible so that they are better prepared to go off into the industry if they so choose,â€ says Speed.
Instructors who wish take part in this event next July are asked to please call the Axalta Customer Care Centre at 1-800-668-6945, Option 4. For more information, please visit axaltacoatingsystems.com.