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Georgia-Based Dealer Group Invests $500K in Future Automotive Repair School

The new Automotive Institute at Augusta Technical College will offer programs in auto body and collision, and diesel technologies.
May 8, 2024 Autobody News Staff

New Event to Give Repair Shop Owners Tools to Attract, Develop, Retain Top Talent

The inaugural Repair Shop Growth Systems LIVE 2024 workshop is scheduled for May 31-June 2 in Mt.
May 6, 2024 Abby Andrews

Collision Vision Podcast: Talking School Programs with Jeff Wilson

Wilson has been crucial to the development of Kingwood Park High School's collision repair program since its establishment in 2007.
April 30, 2024 Autobody News Staff

New Mexico High School Launches Auto Body Certification Program

The new program was implemented in response to students' interest in careers in auto body repair.
April 5, 2024 Autobody News Staff

California Shop Finds Success Using CCI Curriculum to Train New Technicians

Pairing CCI training with a mentor in the shop helped the two recent Universal Training Institute graduates get up to speed.
April 5, 2024 Stacey Phillips Ronak

Solving the Tech Shortage: CCI Provides Defined Career Path, Training for Entry-Level Techs

The Collision Career Institute can produce a standalone tech in about 18 months, according to one of its co-founders.
April 5, 2024 Stacey Phillips Ronak

Body Shops Focusing on Employee Retention, Development of Entry-Level Techs

Owners are coming up with innovative ways to attract, train and keep technicians.
April 2, 2024 John Yoswick

Kansas Auto Body Association, CREF Partner to Raise Money for State Training Programs, Students

The new initiative aims to get more funding to potential future technicians, while connecting them with the collision repair industry.
April 1, 2024 Abby Andrews

WrenchWay Finds Average Technician Salary Higher than Federal Agency Reports

The collision repair results, however, were generated from a small sample size. WrenchWay invites more technicians to participate.
March 26, 2024 Abby Andrews

Pennsylvania College of Technology Alumni Inspire Future Collision Repair Experts

The 2006 graduates visited current students to talk about what they've accomplished in the industry.
March 25, 2024 Autobody News Staff

CARSTAR Apprentice Triumphs at SkillsUSA Georgia Competition

High school senior Dane Robbins has been gaining experience as an apprentice at CARSTAR Car Crafters.
March 18, 2024 Autobody News Staff

Jerry’s Abra in Minnesota Sponsors Uniforms for Local Community College Students

Jerry’s Abra takes pride in working with and helping future members in the auto body industry.
March 12, 2024 Autobody News Staff

Michael Busch Memorial Scholarship Application Deadline Approaching

Two scholarships are available for aspiring collision repair industry professionals.
March 8, 2024 Autobody News Staff

Toyota USA Foundation Invests $9.3M in STEM Education in Arizona

The grants will support PreK-12 students in Chandler and Tempe.
March 5, 2024 Autobody News Staff

North Carolina High School Students Earn Scholarships to Technical Institute

The pair competed in a challenge involving five hands-on assessments and a 50-question written exam.
March 5, 2024 Autobody News Staff

Ford Invests $2 Million in Auto Tech Scholarships

The grants offer $5,000 per student in financial assistance for education and training at a wide range of accredited institutions.
March 4, 2024 Autobody News Staff

Penn College Wins $1.5M Grant to Support Transportation Students

The grant will fund scholarships for academically talented low-income students majoring in a transportation-related field.
March 1, 2024 Autobody News Staff

BASF Honors Students at Detroit Autorama 2024

The winners receive an exclusive experience to evaluate paint in competition vehicles with industry professionals.
March 1, 2024 Autobody News Staff

Survey Shows Collision Repair Techs Looking for Advancement Opportunities, Benefits, Training

I-CAR and SCRS surveyed more than 800 technicians nationwide, at both independent and dealer service centers, to gain valuable insights into various aspects of the profession.
February 27, 2024 Autobody News Staff

Illinois Law Boosts Auto Technician Wages, Spurs Economic Growth: Study

The law, passed in 2022, ended a two-tier payment system for techs completing warranty and non-warranty work.
February 19, 2024 Autobody News Staff

CREF Opens Benchmark Grants Applications

The Collision Repair Education Foundation's grants provide up to $25,000 per school to pay for tools and hands-on learning opportunities.
February 19, 2024 Autobody News Staff

Rivian Launches Technical Trades Program for Future Technicians at New Georgia Plant

The students will eventually build the company's next generation of EVs at its second U.S. manufacturing plant.
February 14, 2024 Autobody News Staff

Aims Community College Students Excel in Regional SkillsUSA Competition

Five students from the Colorado school move on to the state competition.
February 9, 2024 Autobody News Staff

Toby Chess Helps California Techs Get a Jumpstart on Tools

Chess is donating tools to help apprentices build their necessary tool collections.
February 8, 2024 Stacey Phillips Ronak

Solving the Tech Shortage: Caliber Collision's Technician Apprentice Program Shows Tremendous Growth

Launched in 2022, the training program's unique approach and strong benefits are attracting new techs and reducing turnover.
February 8, 2024 Stacey Phillips Ronak

Twin Cities Schools Get Celebrity Help in Go-Kart Build-Off

Students are building go-karts from scratch with mentoring from industry veterans like Billy Lane and Richard Petty.
February 7, 2024 Autobody News Staff

Mitchell Joins CCC, Audatex in Giving Users Flexibility with Blend Formula

The discussion at the latest CIC also covered the disappointing results of a recent technician survey, and ADAS-related paint issues.
February 5, 2024 John Yoswick

Car ADAS Solutions, TechForce Foundation Partner

Car ADAS Solutions donated $1,500 to support the foundation's mission to develop the technician workforce.
February 2, 2024 Autobody News Staff

WIN Opens Applications for Annual Scholarships

This year, WIN joined forces with CREF to expand reach and increase application opportunities.
January 31, 2024 Autobody News Staff

I-CAR’s Collision Careers Launches Innovative Talent Drive

The campaign aims to combat the talent shortage in the auto collision repair industry by engaging Gen Z online and on social media.
January 31, 2024 Autobody News Staff

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