Grand Finale: Elite Body Shop Solutions’ final 2019 webinar featuring Jeff Peevy

Toronto, Ontario — Dave Luehr’s Elite Body Shop Solutions is back to announce the next⁠—and final⁠—installment of its 2019 free Elite Webinar series; Leading the Ethical Revolution will be hosted on Dec. 17 and will feature Jeff Peevy, AMi president and current Collision Industry Conference (CIC) chair. During the webinar⁠—which will start at 1 p.m. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ontario’s On It: Provincial government taking action to address skills shortage

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— The Ontario government is taking steps to address the province’s skills shortage by expanding its investment in pre-apprenticeship training by more than $2.5 million, the province announced on Nov. 8. The provincial government recently passed the Modernizing the Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2019 as part of the Protecting What Matters Most, […]

Financing the Future: More funding for skilled trades education in Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta — On Thursday, the province of Alberta announced it will be increasing skilled trades funding, enabling more youth to pursue and learn about careers in the trades and showcase their talents on a national stage. Over the next four years, Skills Canada Alberta funding will be increased to $8 million. The increased investment, […]

Instruction Invitation: Pro Spot invites Canadian technicians to train in California

Las Vegas, Nevada ⁠— On Monday, Nov. 4, welding and repair equipment company Pro Spot took to MGM Golf Course in Las Vegas, Nevada to perform product demonstrations for Pro Spot’s trending equipment, inform the industry of the company’s plans in 2020, and to announce a training initiative for experienced technicians⁠—including those in Canada. Art […]

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 Reminder: Dave Luehr and Elite Body Shop Solutions hosting free webinar tomorrow

Toronto, Ontario — Dave Luehr is proud to welcome author and industry analyst Susanna Gotsch onto his latest installment of Body Shop Solutions, “What to Expect in 2020:  Developments in the automobile in 2019 and what that may mean in 2020.” The seminar will discuss this year’s developments within the automobile industry what that may […]

Red Seal Ready: Ashton College launches Red Seal prep courses

Vancouver, British Columbia — British Columbia’s Ashton College has launched a new online program, offering Red Seal preparation courses for six Red Seal trades, including automotive technician. Ashton College, which has two B.C. campuses, one in Vancouver and another in Abbotsford, announced the new prep courses this morning in a press release. The offered courses […]

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

Toronto, Ontario – October 16, 2019 – 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 […]