Illinois, United States — Making good on a promise made in November of 2020, I-CAR has announced the creation of a brand new ADAS Technician career path for technicians interested in working toward learning the much-in-demand skillset.
Speaking on behalf of I-CAR’s U.S.-based organization, CEO and president John Van Alstyne said “This new optional ADAS technician role represents an incredible win for advancing the collision repair industry amid today’s ‘tsunami’ of highly complex vehicle repairs.”
Van Alstyne said the creation of this new role has been in the works since 2019, a year prior to when it was publically announced, while I-CAR has been busy collecting feedback from the industry to help establish consistent repair protocols.
“As with all of I-CAR’s educational programming, we followed an intentionally robust and thorough R&D process, gathering as much input as possible from all facets of the industry—from the shop floor/technicians to our OEM and insurance networks, to I-CAR’s expansive bench of technical subject matter experts as well as our Product Development Advisory Council members—which is why we couldn’t be prouder of the output of these essential and incredibly collaborative efforts,” said Van Alstyne.
I-CAR’s v-p of technical products, programs and services, Jeff Peevy spoke to the widespread demand for technicians with this particular set of skills.
“The new role is a direct response to accelerating industry needs to one of the fastest-growing and most technically demanding repair considerations inside the nations’ repair shops today—and that’s ADAS repairs,” said Peevy.
“The need for ADAS-specific technical skills and knowledge cannot be overstated and aligns with the explosive growth of highly sophisticated ADAS-equipped vehicles on the roads today, only deepening the drive for collision repair professionals to be fully prepared to perform complete, safe and quality repairs on behalf of the consumer.”
More information on I-CAR’s new ADAS Technician career path can be found on the organization’s website.