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Chief University announces updated curriculum

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Madison, Indiana — April 26, 2016 — Chief University has announced improvements and updates to its curriculum for 2016. Chief University is the training arm of Chief Automotive Technologies. 

Chief University will offer over 60 updated training classes for technicians, estimators and insurance appraisers across North America this year. For a complete schedule and to register, visit chiefautomotive.com/Chief-University.

“Due to the whirlwind changes in vehicle design, technology and materials, we have found that training is the most asked for aspect of collision repair in shops around the world,” said Ken Boylan, Global Training Manager. “Before price and delivery, customers want to know all about how their technicians can be trained. Updating the curriculum at Chief University is a continuous process, and we’ve really concentrated on improving the hands-on training that collision repair technicians and insurance professionals need to keep up with the vehicle structural and material changes taking place so rapidly.”

Chief University’s newest course, Aluminum Damage Analysis and Repair Technology, covers aluminum forming methods and metal characteristics, as well as damage analysis, repair decisions and techniques for working with aluminum. Chief University’s popular Design Based Repair course features instruction on the proper metal identification and subsequent repair methods required due to the advanced high-strength steels and structural aluminum introduced by the manufacturers. Both courses have been updated to cover the advanced metals and construction methods currently used by OEMs, so trainees are prepared for any vehicle that may come to their shops.

Significant upgrades have been made to Chief University’s Computerized Measuring Training class to make it more user-friendly for technicians. In this class, according to Chief, technicians learn how to properly use Chief’s LaserLock laser-mapping and Vector computerized measuring systems to identify structural misalignment and maximize both repair quality and profitability.

Most Chief University classes are approved for I-CAR credit hours through the I-CAR Industry Training Alliance program.

For more information, please visit chiefautomotive.com.

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