Repair Era: Polyvance to host free virtual training on plastic repair techniques

Rainsville, Alabama — As parts shortages rage on and growing length-of-rentals, Polyvance will be hosting a free virtual seminar on May 26 at 11 a.m. ET, to be focused on the ins and outs of plastic repair. The broadcast will cover topics like: Benefits of textured plastic repair The process of textured plastic repair A […]

On Course for Calibration: I-CAR U.S. creates new ADAS Technician training role

Illinois, United  States — Making good on a promise made in November of 2020, I-CAR has announced the creation of a brand new ADAS Technician career path for technicians interested in working toward learning the much-in-demand skillset. Speaking on behalf of I-CAR’s U.S.-based organization, CEO and president John Van Alstyne said “This new optional ADAS […]

Carrossier Cash: Québec invests $2 million into technician, estimator training

Trois-Rivières, Québec — Québec is giving a big boost to its bodyshop sector, as the province’s labour minister announced a $2,109,160 investment into training for technicians and estimators. Minister Jean Boulet announced the investment in his home riding of Trois-Rivières where he stipulated that $1,672,985 of the total investment will be used to develop specific […]

Success Centre: Skilled Trades Training Centre announced for Strathroy, Ont.

Strathroy, Ontario — The skilled trades will be getting a new home base in southwest Ontario after the provincial government announced on Friday that a $5.7 million training centre is on the way for the community of Strathroy. The centre will train students from various levels of education, with a primary focus on producing welders, […]

Increased Clarity: Uniban Canada hosts first glass repair training session

Hamilton, Ontario —A number of Ontario collision shop owners were treated to a masterclass in leading-edge glass repair procedure as Uniban Canada hosted its first technical training session of the year at the Driven Brands Canada technical training centre in Hamilton, Ont. The day’s programming was lead by Uniban’s dedicated technical trainer, Willy Williams, who […]

Skill Scrolling: Skills Ontario launches jobs, training app for skilled trades

Toronto, Ontario — Skills Ontario launched a new “career exploration” app for Android and Apple devices in December that aims to connect the province’s skilled tradespeople of all ages and skill levels with training and employment opportunities. The app puts new users through a quiz that matches them up with employment opportunities relevant to their […]