Mark your calendars for the upcoming Skills Canada Automotive Technology Summit

By CRM staff

Toronto, Ontario – May 17, 2019 – In just a couple of weeks, automotive business owners, manufacturers, repairers, and industry experts from all across Canada will be gathering to Halifax for the Skills Canada Automotive Technology Summit to discuss the various disruptions impacting the industry.

This free event has a wide range of presenters lined up, which will dive into a number of topics including, vehicle construction and design, technology integration and the impact on repair methodology, tooling, and training, as well as recruitment tips for employers and potential employees.

On May 28, the day will begin at 1 p.m. with opening remarks from the president of Global Automakers of Canada David Adams to discuss his perspective on the rapid changes taking place in the industry. Adams has more than 30 years of experience in the Canadian automotive industry and will be sharing his input on the future of transportation, and the impact that new technology is having on the collision repair industry.

Later in the afternoon, collision program manager of the Volkswagen Group Canada Scott Wideman will also be giving attendees a look at the Volkswagen and Audi body technology as well as the future of mobility.

Jason Dale, the executive director of automotive business school of Canada for Georgian College will also be focusing on major trends, innovation, and disruptions in the industry. Specifically, he will be focusing on how these trends will impact the job market and how we can prepare the repairers of tomorrow for these changes.

Manager of collision repair and refinish for Toyota, Paul Stella will then take the stage to discuss the OE’s new feature of Toyota Safety Sense, as well as the importance of performing required scans and calibrations to make sure it meets Toyota specifications.

Other presenters include executive director of the automotive sector council of Nova Scotia Shannon Trites, president of Cormack Recruitment Annabelle Cormack, and CEO of Nova Scotia apprenticeship agency Marjorie Davison.

It’s free to register but seats are limited. To register for the event click here.


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