Chicago, Illinois — December 7, 2016 — NACE teamed up with Automechanika Chicago in September, as reported by Collision Repair magazine. The inaugural NACE Automechanika Chicago show will take place July 26 to 29, 2017 in Chicago, but the organization has certainly been busy in the meantime, running a number of one-day training events through its Commitment to Training program.
The NACE Automechanika Commitment to Training program completed its third one-day training event of 2016 with a record turnout that brought the total number of automotive professionals trained this year to more than 370.
Commitment to Training one-day events featured industry-leading trainers presenting classes for mechanical and collision professionals on a variety of technical and management topics. Each event was presented at no cost thanks to manufacturer support.
Instructors who trained at the Commitment to Training events and who will participate at NACE Automechanika Chicago include John Thornton, G. Jerry Truglia and Pete Meier. Other trainers at the Commitment to Training events this year were Mike Anderson, Charles Ayers, Jason Bartanen, Chris Chesney, Jerry Goodson, Greg Marchand, Brad Mewes, Larry Montanez and Mel Schampers.
“I went to Automechanika Chicago and then heard about the Commitment to Training events. I came because with all of the new technology on vehicles, you have to get all of the information you can,” said Mike Felicioni, owner of Great Lakes Auto Body in Nunica, Michigan. “And if it’s free, even better.”
The Commitment to Training program combines live training with webinars, whitepapers, how-to videos, networking and more in an effort to educate today’s automotive professionals. It is made possible by support from manufacturers such as Carquest Technical Institute, Delphi, Abaris Training, Mitchell 1, PPG, Polyvance, Pico Technology, Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket, Mitchell International, Motor Age Training, Axalta, Garmat USA and GFS.
Many of these sponsors will also be participating in the trade show. Because of the time and financial commitment often required to attend training events, NACE Automechanika has secured sponsorships from top companies to offset training costs for mechanical professionals.
Registration is open for NACE Automechanika Chicago. Courses offered reflect current trends as well as showcase new techniques and processes to make business more efficient. You can view a list of training sessions already scheduled here. More will be added in coming months.
For more information, please visit naceautomechanika.com.