The need for young talent in the industry

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — August 22, 2018 — If the enrollment numbers are to be believed, there are fewer young people entering auto repair programs in college this September than any other since the 1980s. If this trend continues until 2030, there will be fewer than one qualified candidate for every two open positions […]

Scanning, recruitment and training on the agenda for first CCIF of 2017

Mike Anderson of Collision Advice on stage at CCIF Toronto in 2016. Anderson will return for the next meeting of CCIF Toronto to lead a panel discussion on calibration and scanning.

Ottawa, Ontario — December 19, 2016 — The agenda for the first meeting of the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) of 2017 has been revealed. CCIF Toronto will take place at Universal Event Space in Vaughan, Ontario, on January 27, 2017.   Pre-registration is required to attend CCIF Toronto. Early bird registration is available until […]

Valspar’s Charlie Whitaker to lead talent acquisition seminar at SEMA

Charlie Whitaker of Valspar Automotive.

Minneapolis, Minnesota — October 27, 2016 — Valspar Automotive is bringing a new course to the 2016 SEMA Show that just might pique the interest of anyone struggling to find great collision repair talent. Charlie Whitaker, the company’s Quality First Technical Manager, will lead the topic, “Developing New Talent in a Shrinking Workforce While Reducing […]

Grassroots recruiting: Students tour CSN-Hutten Collision Centre

John and Joanne Hutten (far left) conduct a tour of their new facility for students from Emmanuel Christian High School.

By Jeff Sanford Fergus, Ontario — July 5, 2016 — CSN-Hutten Collision Centre in Fergus, Ontario recently hosted a group of students from a local high school to tour through their brand new collision repair facility. The kids came from Emmanuel Christian High School, which is near the new shop that opened earlier this spring. […]