CIIA industry workshops held at Barrie, London colleges

By CRM Staff

Hamilton, Ontario — June 3, 2014 — The CIIA has announced two industry workshops geared towards encouraging youth involvement in the collision repair trade.

The first workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, June 10 at Barrie, Ontario’s Georgian College campus (room K318). The workshop starts at 6:30 p.m. and will feature representatives from 3M Canada amd AKN Automotive who will be on-hand for product and supplies demonstrations.

Other talking points will include grants and incentives tailored to encourage potential apprentices to enter the collision repair field, including the Small Business federal loan program and the $10,000 Apprentice Training tax credit. In addition, attendees will also discuss what’s happening at Queen’s Park with concern to the collision industry. salvage inspection programs, Vehicle Security Professional and an update from the College of Trades.

For the shop managers and owners in attendance, they will also be receiving mandatory Health and Safety Awareness training required by the Workplace Safety and Prevention Services. All attendees taking part will receive certification valid with the Ministry of Labour.

Two days later on June 12, another CIIA industry workshop will be held at Fanshawe College in London, Ont. and features identical itinerary for the evening. The Fanshawe workshop also begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be held on-campus in room Z2005.

Refreshments will be available at both workshops. If you’re interested in attending either workshop, please RSVP by calling 1-866-309-4272. Those attending are asked to contribute $15 at the door, funds which will be used to cover event costs, food and training.

For more information on CIIA, please visit CIIA.com.


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