CIIA to run Basic Estimating course in March

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Hamilton, Ontario — March 11, 2016 — Registration is now open for the next class of Collision Industry Information Assistance’s (CIIA) basic estimating collision repair training course. Now in its twentieth year, the basic estimating course is designed to help shop or office employees, new estimators and insurance company staff who may need assistance in […]

New prep course for Certificate of Qualification exam

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Hamilton, Ontario — January 19, 2016 — Collision Industry Information Assistance (CIIA) has designed a new training class to help unlicensed techs to better successfully complete the provincial trades license exam. The new course has been driven by demand from the industry.  “The impact of trades license enforcement by the Ontario College of Trades and […]

Critics continue to question Ontario auto insurance

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By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — November 9, 2015 — The recent report on Ontario auto insurance from the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association has been hotly debated. The report claimed Ontario auto insurers are benefiting from a cap on profitability that is far too high in the current interest rate environment. The report also points […]

Centennial College to host ‘apprenticeship disconnect’ meeting

Centennial College will host a meeting examining the disconnect between people signing apprenticeship agreements and actually showing up to class.

By Mike Davey Toronto, Ontario — September 17, 2015 — The shortage of qualified personnel in collision repair might be due to what some call the “apprenticeship disconnect.” Despite some 240 to 315 new apprentices each year signing agreements in Ontario, fewer than 25 percent of them will actually attend training school. “These apprentices often […]