Holiday Spirit: AIA Canada hosting annual Christmas luncheon in Winnipeg, Dec. 16

Winnipeg, Manitoba — Get in the holiday spirit with the return of the AIA Canada Manitoba Division Annual Christmas Luncheon! Taking place on Dec. 16 at the Viscount Gort Hotel in Winnipeg, between 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., this is your chance to celebrate the season and reconnect with your auto care industry friends and […]

The future direction of collision repair education

Andrew Shepherd

By Andrew Shepherd In the last few articles we have looked at the training imperative: the technical changes driving an increased emphasis on collision repair training, and the need to implement a learning culture in our organizations. We went on to outline some of the “mechanics” of choosing and delivering training.

The ‘Canadian Model’ suits the modern world of globalization

Andrew Shepherd

By Andrew Shepherd Globalization is one of those lofty concepts that gets studied in second year Political Economy courses. Over the post-war decades and into the internet age markets have become homogenized (the Coca-Cola effect) and production has moved to lower-cost regions to meet those common market demands. 

Training Best Practices – A Model for Canada?

Andrew Shepherd

By Andrew Shepherd The Car Care Professionals Network (CCPN), an Auto Care Association advisory committee made up of successful repair shop owners and managers, has released a recommended set of best practices for repair shop education and training.

What to look for in your training provider

Andrew Shepherd

By Andrew Shepherd In our last article we looked at best practices for education and training. I-CAR has advanced the precept that knowledge management is rapidly becoming the most important driver of business success–and has instilled this in many of the new Production Manager Role courses.

Five ways to improve your online brand

Lisa Bissonnette

By Lisa Bissonnette Business owners, especially in the collision repair industry, know time is money and it cannot be wasted. Social media, business listings and reviews are great connection points for gaining and keeping customers. But with over 300 relevant sites in Canada it has gotten to an oversaturated and unmanageable point.