CCIF Career Day to showcase opportunities to a broad audience

The new CCIF Career Day is open to students, but there's a different approach from similar events in the past, as it's also open to adults who may be thinking of a career change.

By Mike Davey

Edmonton, Alberta — September 21, 2017 — The collision repair industry and the broader auto claims economy offer great careers, but many members of the public still aren’t aware of these opportunities. A new event hosted in conjunction with CCIF Edmonton promises to help get the word out.

Auto Collision Career Day will help expose more people from different walks of life to the opportunities in collision repair and other sectors of the business. The event takes place September 27, 2017, the day before CCIF Edmonton.

This event may be somewhat different from similar events in the past. While the Auto Collision Career Day is open to the students from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) and St. Joseph High School, that isn’t the only focus.

“It’s really for members of the community, to help raise more awareness of the industry, attract potential talent and introduce them to all sectors,” said Brigitte Pesant, CCIF Administrator, in a recent interview with Collision Repair magazine. “Each of the five host facilities is inviting their local partners to inform those attending of opportunities in related sectors, as well as showing them the modern collision industry.”

The five host facilities are CARSTAR Ellerslie, CSN Reflections Auto Body, Distinctive Auto Works, Fix Auto Edmonton North and Speedy Collision. All five will be open and accepting drop-in visitors from 10 am to 2 pm. Each facility has invited their local partners, including representatives of suppliers, OEMs and insurers to be on site to answer questions from students and members of the public.

People are welcome to drop by, but there’s also a shuttle bus available. The bus will depart the Westin Hotel Edmonton at 9:30 a.m., and visit all five facilities. The bus will then drop off the St. Joseph’s students before returning to the hotel. The bus will pick up more guests, then head over to NAIT for the official CCIF College Tour.

“This is the first time we’re doing this, but if it’s successful we’ll hold another event in conjunction with CCIF Toronto, in advance of the Cars & Technology Showcase,” said Pesant.

For more information, please visit ccif.ca.

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