CCIF panel looks at state of training in Canada’s colleges

Training panelists at CCIF Vaughan, from left: Don MacKay of NBCC, Claude Viau of Centre d’études professionnelles Saint-Jérôme, Paulo Santos of Centennial College, Scott Kucharyshen of Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Mark Deroche of BCIT. The discussion was moderated by Patrice Marcil of Axalta Coating Systems.

By Mike Davey Vaughan, Ontario — January 29, 2017 — Continuously advancing technology is making itself felt throughout the industry, but Canada’s trade colleges may be feeling the impact the most. A panel discussion at CCIF Vaughan looked into the challenges today’s collision repair trainers are facing. The OEM repair procedures are constantly under revision, […]

First CCIF of 2017 breaks attendance records and reinforces the need for scanning

A selection of photos from CCIF Vaughan 2017! Check out the gallery below for more photos from the event!

By Mike Davey Vaughan, Ontario — January 27, 2017 — “There’s no other industry that’s as flexible, that would actually get together in a room like this to discuss these issues.” With those words, Chairman Joe Carvalho brought the latest meeting of the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) to a close. Over 740 industry stakeholders […]

CCIF kicks off 2017 with Cars & Technology Showcase

At the 2017 CCIF Cars & Technology Showcase. CCIF continues with a full slate of speakers and panel discussions on January 27.

Vaughan, Ontario — January 26, 2017 — The Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) kicked off its first meeting of 2017 at Universal Event Space in Vaughan, Ontario, with the Cars & Technology Showcase on January 26. The event continues on January 27 with the formal opening of the meeting by Chairman Joe Carvalho of Economical […]

CCIF Vancouver puts the spotlight on scanning, accreditation and training

The latest CCIF event broke attendance records for Vancouver meetings, drawing over 300 stakeholders. Photos by Chelsea Stebner, JF Champagne, Mike Kaplaniak and TJ Schultz.

Vancouver, British Columbia — October 2, 2016 — Scanning, industry accreditation and OEM certification programs took centre stage at the latest meeting of the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF). The meeting, the last scheduled for 2016, drew over 300 stakeholders to the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown. CCIF Vancouver got underway with a welcome reception on […]

CCIF reveals speakers for Vancouver meeting

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Ottawa, Ontario — August 29, 2016 — The next meeting of the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) will take place September 29 to 30 at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown.    Industry experts will share insight into the latest collision repair industry trends including diagnostic scanning, industry accreditation and OEM certification programs. The Vancouver meeting […]

New refinish program offers painters a path to perfection

Axalta Coating Systems has unveiled a new four-stage training program for professional painters. Registration for the Master Refinish Certification program is open now.

By Mike Pickford Peterborough, Ontario – July 22, 2016 — Following several months of development, Axalta Coating Systems officially launched its Master Refinish Certification program earlier this month, providing professionals and aspiring students across North America with the platform to perfect their painting skills. In rolling out the new four-stage teaching initiative, Axalta has completely […]

Axalta launches Master Refinish Certification program

Axalta says many of the courses making up the Master Refinish Certification also qualify for I-CAR credit.

Glen Mills, Pennsylvania — July 10, 2016 — Axalta Coating Systems has launched a Master Refinish Certification program as part of its Learning and Development offering in North America. A statement from the company says the Master Refinish Certification program provides a path for refinish customers to advance skills and abilities from industry standard to […]