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Hunter Engineering Partners with Lincoln Tech on New Denver Training Center

Published June 29, 2023 Hunter Engineering is pleased to announce Lincoln Tech’s Denver campus will be the latest site to house a Hunter Training Center.
June 29, 2023 Autobody News Staff

Solving the Tech Shortage: Body Shop Owners Discuss Mentorship Programs Initiated with Support from Toby Chess

Toby Chess recalls planning a collision repair training day for about 80 high school students in Hawthorne, CA, 25 years ago.
July 5, 2023 Stacey Phillips Ronak

Collision Repair Technician Experience Survey Open Through July 31

Published July 6, 2023 SCRS and I-CAR developed a survey designed to better understand the experience of collision repair technicians, available at www.
July 6, 2023 Autobody News Staff

Audi, Volkswagen Donate Damaged Vehicles to Collision Repair Educational Programs

Published July 7, 2023 Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF), Audi of America and Volkswagen of America are proud to announce they have partnered to donate 78 Audi and Volkswagen vehicles to collision repair programs throughout the U.
July 7, 2023 Autobody News Staff

I-CAR Launches Online Resource for Collision Repair Careers

Published July 18, 2023 I-CAR on July 18 marked the official launch of, a seminal online experience dedicated to connecting individuals to rewarding opportunities in collision repair.
July 18, 2023 Autobody News Staff

Collision Engineering Program Expands to Nebraska School

Published July 19, 2023 Enterprise Holdings, through the Enterprise Holdings Foundation, on July 19 announced Metropolitan Community College (MCC) in Omaha, NE, will offer the industry-leading Collision Engineering Program (CEP) curriculum as part of its existing auto collision technology program.
July 19, 2023 Autobody News Staff

Wake Tech Announces Recipients of Advance Auto Parts Foundation Scholarships

Published Aug. 8, 2023 Five 2023 Wake County, NC, high school graduates will train to become skilled automotive technicians, thanks to scholarships from the Advance Auto Parts Foundation.
August 8, 2023 Autobody News Staff

CREF Facilitates More Than $130K in Awards to Nearly 90 Collision Students

Published Aug. 14, 2023 The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) is proud to announce the recipients of its 2023 Scholarships and Tool Grants, funded through the generosity of a multitude of industry partners, both small and large.
August 14, 2023 Autobody News Staff

Area 31 Career Center Prepares Indiana High Schoolers for Variety of Careers

Written by Jade Thomas, Chalkbeat Indiana Published Aug. 14, 2023 The halls of Area 31 Career Center in Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis, IN, are quiet.
August 14, 2023 Autobody News Staff

Iowa School Board Approves IGNITE Auto Repair Classes Through SWCC

Written by Ethan Hewett, KMA Land News Published Aug. 16, 2023 Shenandoah Community School District officials in Iowa have thrown their support behind a career technology education program for IGNITE students.
August 16, 2023 Autobody News Staff

Women in Auto Care Scholarship Program Achieves Record Year

Published Aug. 22, 2023 Women in Auto Care, a community of the Auto Care Association, set a new record for its scholarship program, distributing 86 awards in both cash scholarships and starter toolkits, totaling $413,500 in value.
August 22, 2023 Autobody News Staff

Bogi Lateiner Promotes Inclusion in Schools, Workplaces at ASE Instructor’s Conference 

Bogi Lateiner Promotes Inclusion in Schools, Workplaces at ASE Instructor’s Conference  Published Sept.
September 6, 2023 Autobody News Staff

Collision Repair Instructors Share Insight About 3M Training

In Bloomingdale, OH, Russell Achhammer teaches auto collision technology to 16 junior and senior students at Jefferson County Vocational School; 11 are male and five are female.
September 7, 2023 Stacey Phillips Ronak

PHOTO GALLERY: New 3M™ Skills Development Center Will Provide Comprehensive Collision Repair Training

Collision repair instructors from across the country recently had the opportunity to attend a four-day training program at the new 3M™ Skills Development Center (SDC).
September 7, 2023 Stacey Phillips Ronak

UAF Awards Scholarships for 2023-24 Academic Year 

UAF Awards Scholarships for 2023-24 Academic Year Published Sept, 7, 2023 The University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) has awarded 378 scholarships to students throughout the country, totaling $640,250 for the upcoming school year.
September 7, 2023 Autobody News Staff

Auto Care Association Introduces New Online Learning Resource

Published Sept. 18, 2023 The Auto Care Association on Sept. 18 announced the launch of Auto Care Academy, a convenient, self-paced online learning resource for auto care industry professionals.
September 18, 2023 Autobody News Staff

3D Collision Centers Sees ‘Consistent Profit’ Partnering with PPG

Before Dave Niestroy opened 3D Auto Body in West Chester, PA, in 1981, he spent free time in high school doing repairs in his parents’ garage.
September 19, 2023 Autobody News Staff

ASE Updates Accreditation Standards for High Voltage System Safety

Written by Autobody News Staff Published Sept. 25, 2023 The ASE Education Foundation revised its accreditation standards for truck and collision repair training programs, specifically focusing on tasks, tools and equipment related to high-voltage (HV) systems, including those found on electric vehicles and hybrids, it announced in a news release.
September 25, 2023 Autobody News Staff

3M™ Skills Development Center Hosts Grand Opening

The new 15,000-square-foot training facility is dedicated to upskilling technicians and fostering talent in the collision repair industry.
October 13, 2023 Autobody News Staff, Tasco Auto Color Partner to Recruit Auto Industry Employees

The collaboration integrates Tasco Auto Color's network of collision repair facilities with BodyShopJobs.
October 16, 2023 Autobody News Staff

Autel, CREF Donate ADAS Calibration Equipment to Collision School Programs

Eight schools will receive an Autel IA800 Lane Departure Warning (LDW) ADAS Calibration Package.Autel has partnered with the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) to donate an Autel Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) Calibration Package to eight standout U.
October 16, 2023 Autobody News Staff

Fix Network Automotive Glass Expands Apprenticeship Program to Western States

Speedy Glass USA shops in Washington, Oregon and Montana now offer 2,000-hours of paid on-the-job training.
October 17, 2023 Autobody News Staff

Caliber's TAP Program Hits Milestone with 1,000 Graduates

The auto body technician apprentice program is open to students, veterans and anyone seeking a new career in the auto services industry Written by Autobody News Staff Published Nov.
November 14, 2023 Autobody News Staff

TSTC Celebrates First Graduates of Auto Collision Tech Program

The two students are the first to complete the new degree, affiliated with the Collision Engineering Program backed by Enterprise Holdings and Ranken Technical College.
November 28, 2023 Autobody News Staff

Michigan Community College Launches Auto Apprenticeship with Local Dealership

The two-year program allows participants to earn a living wage that increases as they acquire new skills.
November 28, 2023 Autobody News Staff

SUNY Morrisville Auto Body Program Makes Students, Cars Shine 

SUNY Morrisville Auto Body Program Makes Students, Cars Shine Alexander Graf, an alum of the program who now teaches it, guides students through project cars that come through the college’s automotive service desk.
December 5, 2023 Autobody News Staff

How Collision Repairers Can Help Ensure We Have Technicians in 5 Years

The industry needs about 113,000 new techs by 2026, and everyone can do their part to attract them.
December 8, 2023 Abby Andrews

UTI Expands Houston Operations, Enhances Technical Training

The MIAT-Houston campus, acquired in November 2021, will begin operating under the UTI brand in early 2024.
December 12, 2023 Autobody News Staff

Repairify Now ASE Accredited for In-Person, Online Training

With this accreditation, students who complete Repairify courses will receive credit towards their I-CAR certifications.
December 13, 2023 Autobody News Staff

CCA to Award $17,000 in Tool Grants to Support Future Collision Repair Technicians

Applications for one of several $2,000 tool grants will be open Jan. 1 through Jan. 31.
December 18, 2023 Autobody News Staff

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