What Stefano Saw: Collision Repair columnist cites trends seen on SEMA Show floor

Las Vegas, Nevada — From Nov. 1 through Nov. 4, Collision Repair mag was on-site at the SEMA Show, where more than 1,900 exhibitors set up extravagant displays to showcase what the modern collision repair world has to offer. Our reported Max Reid was able to catch up with Collision Repair mag columnist Stefano Liessi, who also serves […]

Leading-Edge Learning: CWB Group and Volkswagen Group Canada to open first OEM Collision Repair Training Centre in Canada

Milton, Ontario — The CWB Group has announced an exciting new collaboration alongside Volkswagen Group Canada–a dedicated OEM collision repair training centre to serve Audi and Volkswagen brands. The first-of-its-kind facility will be located at the CWB Group facility in Milton, Ontario. It will showcase an OEM training environment utilizing the latest equipment and developing […]

Freshly Squeezed: SATA Canada hosts Tropicana Pre-Employment class for paint training

Vaughan, Ontario – Tropicana Employment has been working to provide youth in the Toronto area with career and employment opportunities since 1980. One of Tropicana’s offerings is the Auto Body Pre-Apprenticeship L-1 program, designed to deliver students with an understanding of autobody repair and prepare them for apprenticeship on the shop floor. SATA Canada recently […]

Plastic Makes Perfect: Polyvance unveils new PR-05 refinishing course

Rainsville, Alabama — Polyvance has gotten some official recognition for its advancements in plastic repair education as the company’s PR-05 Texture Refinishing course was recently given I-CAR continuing education credit approval. The company said in it’s press release that the aim behind the course was to address a gap in plastic repair skills in the […]

A Month Out: The plan for CCIF Toronto

Toronto, Ontario — While this year’s Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) Toronto event will have no trade show portion, there are plenty of educational sessions and networking opportunities to look forward to. An AkzoNobel led workshop⁠—How to Build a Culture of Execution⁠—will take place February 3 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., followed by an […]

Flood Philanthropy: Kwantlen Polytechnic University receives Ford donation

Surrey, British Columbia ⁠— Students at Surrey, B.C.’s Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) are rejoicing thanks to damage caused by summer flooding in Ford McMurray last year.  Ford of Canada and Surrey’s Dams Ford Lincoln gifted the students two water-damaged models to play with after the vehicles were deemed irreparable. The two trucks are a 2020 […]

Get Amped: I-CAR Canada will launch two new EV courses Monday

Ottawa, Ontario ⁠— I-CAR Canada will launch two of the latest electric vehicle (EV) technology courses on Monday, March 8, said the organization. Electric Vehicle (EV) Initial Inspection and Handling (VT450E01) is a 30-minute course that discusses initial inspection and safety considerations for EV upon arrival at a repair facility. The course covers the initial […]

Experience Points: Skills Canada Level Up event to go ahead for Feb. 25 online

Toronto, Ontario – Skills Canada’s annual Level Up career event is a go for this year, in a new online format and set for the end of February. The event welcomes parents and students from Grades 9 to 12 to experience what the Canadian collision repair industry has to offer for students considering a skilled […]

Tools for Schools: Camosun College receives $25K auto tools donation

Victoria, British Columbia – Automotive students at Camosun College were treated to $25,000 worth of tools in their stockings this December, thanks to a donation of 15 new tool kits from the Ed Coates Memorial Foundation to the college. This donation ensures every student has their own set of tools to complete hands-on learning. “Sharing […]