Eyes on the Future: Mercedes-Benz announces interactive remote support via HoloLens headset, coming to certified collision centres in 2022

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Imagine a world where repair solutions appear before your very eyes. Seems like a dream, right? Well, Mercedes-Benz Canada has announced the implementation of a training solution that offers just that. According to Mercedes-Benz, the new Mercedes-Benz Virtual Remote Support program allows technicians⁠ to wear the HoloLens 2 headset⁠—a wireless, ‘holographic’ display […]

Meeting Demand: Cambrian College to teach EV repair to heavy equipment mechanics

Sudbury, Ontario — Cambrian College is looking to get its heavy equipment mechanic students acquainted with some of the mining industry’s most cutting-edge electric vehicles, as the college announced the integration of electric vehicle repair into the program. Electric vehicles have become increasingly more prevalent across many industries, and mining is no exception.  Steve Gravel, […]

Do a Good Deed: WIN launches ‘Pay it Forward’ campaign

Toronto, Ontario — The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) has kicked off a “Pay-It-Forward” campaign to allow current WIN members and non-members to purchase and gift a full one-year WIN membership for a new member. By participating, donors can designate the yearly gift to go to a recipient of their choice or donate to the “WIN […]

Tomorrow’s Techs: Fix Network hosts Trades Experience Day for Tropicana graduating class

Toronto, Ontario — Last week Fix Network hosted the graduating class of pre-apprenticeship body technicians from Tropicana Community Services for their first-ever Fix Network Trades Experience Day, at the collision repair company’s Milton training facility in Ontario. The event, dubbed Trades Experience Day, was part of Fix Network’s mission to promote the aftermarket industry among […]

The Future of Training: CIECAST announces upcoming technology webinar

Toronto, Ontario – The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) is hosting a webinar focusing on technology’s impact on future training. Jeff Peevy, I-CAR Vice President, Technical Products, Programs & Services will speak at the event on Thursday, July 22. During the one-hour live broadcast, Peevey will cover the influence of AI (Artificial Intelligence) and […]

Basic Training: Ontario funds ‘boot camp’ program to encourage trades participation

Chatham, Ontario—The Ontario government has announced it is allocating $4 million to Support Ontario Youth to launch a boot camp-style program to introduce young people to the trades. The program, called Tools in the Trades Boot Camps, will aim to help up to 2,100 young people access training and networking opportunities to enter various trades, […]