BOOSTS WITH BETAG
Saskatchewan Polytechnic will host another BETAG Outer Panel Repair Specialist (OPRS) course at its Saskatoon campus from April 3 to June 23, the institution told attendees at the recent Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers event.
The only school in North America to offer the program, BETAG’s OPRS course at Sask Polytech is designed to help collision centres repair more parts rather than replace, driving production by increasing technician capability and efficiency.
At SAAR’s Spring Conference, Sask Polytech’s Scott Kucharyshen informed the industry of just a few of the course benefits. Kucharyshen showed an image of a cab corner on a Dodge truck that took a rear-end hit, resulting in box contact in the cabin. Sask Polytech also plans to run two courses in Regina this fall, so long as they can fill the spots.
According to BETAG, there are government grants available that will cover up to 66 percent of the program cost.