I-CARInter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair
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The I-CAR program complements the range of initiatives IAG has put in place to ensure the quality of our repairs, including our 10 Point Quality Repair Plan, our Partner Repairer National Standards, and IAGs attainment of I-CAR Gold Class Insurer status.
Training for working with aluminum in collision repair differs from training for working with steel in that you're often using different tools and different techniques because of the properties of each material," explains Jason Bartanen, director of industry technical relations for I-CAR.
Solera Holdings Inc (NYSE: SLH), which provides automobile insurance claims processing software and services to insurance companies, collision repair facilities, independent assessors and automotive recyclers, reported yesterday (26 February) that it received the approval to be a member of the I-CAR Industry Training Alliance(SM) programme
To see an organization which was founded by the collective industry move forward as quickly as I-CAR has in the past two years is amazing," says I-CAR International Board of Directors Chairman Nick Notte, who congratulated all in the industry for recognizing his organization's potential.
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear the latest I-CAR news during the General Session as well as participate in a high-energy panel discussion centered on industry excellence, how to achieve industry-wide and business-specific excellence in repair methods, and business performance and professionalism.
Steve Bubulj, Head of National Supply Chain for IAG said We are proud to be the first and only insurer in Australia to have attained I-CAR Gold Class Insurer status.
Students will follow a five-semester curriculum that offers stackable credentials, including six I-CAR platinum training designations, three I-CAR welding certifications, and training covering Auto Service Excellence (ASE) B2 through B5 certifications, as well as equipment-specific training with various industry partners.
I-CAR Education Foundation Executive Director Ron Ray calls Porazzo an asset to the Education Foundation and his fellow collision repair instructors and notes, "In less than two years he has become one of the most active northeast region I-CAR instructors, and now also is trained to facilitate Instructor Qualification Workshops.
Applicants for the scholarships must be high school seniors in collision repair training classes with plans to continue education in collision repair after graduation The scholarships can be used for post secondary education or to attend I-CAR Enhanced Delivery Courses or Qualification Tests.
In order to achieve the I-CAR Gold Class Professionalsdesignation, collision repair and training facilities need to meet certain criteria.
I-CAR also will be releasing updated schedules on recently completed programs as well as those in development.
Commenting on the I-CAR Professional Development Program, Jeff Peevy, I-CAR Director of Field Operations said, "The Program is focused on training that develops the knowledge and competencies required to perform successfully in specific roles in the repair and claims handling process.