CIIA to hold new Certification of Qualification prep courses

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By Tom Davis Hamilton, Ontario — October 20, 2017 — Collision Industry Information Assistance (CIIA) has scheduled three classes in November and December to help unlicensed techs successfully complete their provincial trades license exam. The CIIA regularly runs preparation courses for the Certification of Qualification exams that some technicians – those who have the necessary […]

New Certificate of Qualification prep course set for January

The prep course is designed to help working techs pass the Ontario College of Trades Certificate of Qualification exam.

Hamilton, Ontario — December 22, 2016 — Collision Industry Information Assistance (CIIA) has scheduled a new class to help unlicensed techs successfully complete Ontario’s provincial trades license exam. “The impact of trades license enforcement by the Ontario College of Trades and the fact that most of the exam challengers failed the trades exam on their […]

Pfaff Autoworks to host Industry Open House

Pfaff Autoworks will present the Industry Open House in association with CIIA at Pfaff's facility in Toronto.

Toronto, Ontario — October 24, 2016 — It sounds like a double-win: Pfaff Autoworks and Collision Industry Information Assistance (CIIA) are teaming up to give you a chance to win free OEM training while receiving the latest industry information. Pfaff Autoworks, located in Toronto, has announced it will hold an Industry Open House featuring an […]

College of Trades launches ‘enforcement blitz’ in Ontario

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By Dylan O’Hagan Peterborough, Ontario — March 17, 2016 — Safety in the automotive repair industry can literally mean life or death. That’s part of the idea behind the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT), and that’s why Ontario enforcement officers recently cracked down on technicians lacking an official Certificate of Qualification. In the past winter […]

Collision industry trends discussed at ICE meeting

Collision industry trends discussed at ICE meeting

Hamilton, Ontario — November 4, 2015 — Employment issues and opportunities in the collision repair industry were front and centre of discussions at a recent meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for Economic and Labour Force Development (ICE). Speaking to the large group were Marc Tremblay, Program Coordinator of AYCE’s pre-apprenticeship training course in Toronto, and […]

CIIA to host seven information workshops across Ontario

CIIA to host seven information workshops across Ontario

Hamilton, Ontario — April 30, 2015 Collision Industry Information Assistance (CIIA) will be holding seven evening workshops designed to bring technicians and shop owners together, allowing them to provide feedback on issues facing the industry. Along with updates from the College of Trades and CIIA, workshop attendees will hear from guest speakers highlighting the new […]

CIIA announces new dates for Certificate of Qualification training course

CIIA announces new dates for Certificate of Qualification training course

Hamilton, Ontario — April 9, 2015 Collision Industry Information Assistance (CIIA) has announced the association will be holding a new series of preparatory courses to aid technicians in becoming legally qualified to practice in Ontario. The new Certificate of Qualification prep classes are tailored to techs who are not yet legally licensed to practice in […]

CIIA prepares Basic Estimating training course for May classes, London rescheduled

CIIA prepares Basic Estimating training course for May classes, London rescheduled

Hamilton, Ontario — April 9, 2015 Collision Industry Information Assistance (CIIA) will be offering two sets of two-night courses in May for the association’s basic estimating course. CIIA’s estimate writing curriculum for the collision repair industry offers a basic training program that is tailored to help shop or office employees, new estimators and insurance company […]

CIIA to hold Basic Estimating courses in Ottawa, London

Hamilton, Ontario — April 1, 2015 Collision Industry Information Assistance (CIIA) has announced it will be leading two full multi-day Basic Estimating courses in Ottawa and London this May. The organization’s basic estimating collision repair training course is intended to help shop or office employees, new estimators and insurance company staff become more proficient in assessing […]