CCIF event highlights aftermarket scan tool capabilities

A few photos from the CCIF scanning event. Make sure to the check out the gallery below for more!

By Mike Davey Toronto, Ontario — March 29, 2017 — The OEM-specific scan tools may deliver the best results, but the cost of lining them all up may be more than most shops would like. According to Michel Julien, founder of TeamXTremeTech, the cost of scan tools for the 16 most common car brands would […]

Centennial College graduates new Level 3 class

The graduating Level 3 class from Centennial College.

By Mike Davey Toronto, Ontario — March 6, 2017 — A new group of fully qualified technicians has completed their apprenticeship. Centennial College in Toronto held a special event at the school’s Ashtonbee campus to honour the latest round of graduates from its Level 3 Automotive Body Damage and Collision Repairer (ABCDR) program. The graduation […]

Tropicana graduates new pre-apprenticeship class

The graduating class of 2016, with representatives of some of the program's sponsors. Check out the gallery below for more photos!

By Mike Davey   Toronto, Ontario — September 2, 2016 — A number of new technicians are on their way into the collision repair industry, thanks to the Tropicana Community Services Pre-Apprenticeship program, its sponsors and their own hard work. The graduation ceremony for this year’s class took place at The Radisson Hotel in Toronto, […]

Toyota Collision Repair Conference looks at scanning, OEM procedures

Dave Samalea of Centennial College conducts a tour of the school's autobody labs. Centennial College served as host for the Toyota Collision Repair Conference.

By Mike Davey   Toronto, Ontario — August 26, 2016 — The importance of scanning in modern collision repair was reinforced a number of times during the Toyota Collision Repair Conference. The event took place at Toronto’s Centennial College.   Toyota Canada hosted body shop stakeholders and collision repair wholesalers for a day-long educational session. […]

Collision 360 to fund Centennial College scholarship

Anthony Iaboni of Collision 360 has launched a new scholarship for students enroled in Centennial College's Autobody Techniques program.

By Mike Pickford Toronto, Ontario — August 12, 2016 — A Toronto-area business owner is stepping up and doing his part to help funnel through the next generation of collision repairers, launching a new scholarship program for autobody students at Centennial College. Anthony Iaboni, owner of the York-based refinish supply company Collision 360, has long […]

Employers wanted for upcoming Career Fair

Representatives of CSN-427 Auto Collision interviewing a prospective employee at the Pre-apprenticeship Career Fair in 2015. A number of employers have already signed up for this year's event, but booth space is still available.

By Mike Davey Toronto, Ontario — July 19, 2016 — The labour shortage in the collision repair industry is ongoing. Some shop owners have turned to recruiting from other countries, while others concentrate on “growing their own.” In other words, finding young people with talent and enthusiasm and getting them enrolled in an apprenticeship program. […]

Automobile restorer David Grainger joins Show and Shine at Centennial College

David Grainger of the Guild of Automotive Restorers will display a vehicle at Centennial College's upcoming Show and Shine event.

Toronto, Ontario — May 10, 2016 — Canadian TV personality David Grainger of “Restoration Garage” will be at Centennial College on Sunday, June 5 as part of the college’s ninth annual Show and Shine auto show. On display will be vintage, custom and tuner cars, trucks and motorcycles owned by Centennial employees and graduates, as […]

I-CAR presents trends and tech at Centennial College

Some of the assembled stakeholders at the Technology and Trends for 2016 course held at Centennial College.

By Mike Davey Toronto, Ontario — February 19, 2016 — Ongoing training is crucial to delivering quality repairs, but there are still many operators who haven’t received this message. A recent event hosted by I-CAR and Centennial College in Toronto has helped to change that. I-CAR Canada offered a free class on “Technology and Trends […]

Wedge Clamp, AutoQuip Canada donate equipment to Centennial College

John Martinolich of Wedge Clamp (right) visited Centennial College to teach students how to use the school's new Wedge Clamp Chainless Anchoring System.

By Mike Davey Toronto, Ontario — January 27, 2016 — The techs of the future need training, but instruction alone isn’t enough. They also need access to the latest equipment to make sure their skills are up-to-date when they enter the workforce. Wedge Clamp and Roger Turmel of AutoQuip Canada have stepped up to help […]