Chasidy Rae Sisk


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Monday, 07 December 2020 23:43

Collision Repair Industry Associations Make 2021 New Year's Resolutions

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...both the talent entering the industry and the companies hiring that talent.”


Providing continuing education and networking opportunities for association members is also vital to industry leaders.


“Share successes with other body shops across the state!" urged ABAT President Burl Richards. "We want to let other industry shops know that there is power in knowledge and education, and that we need to work together in order to make a positive change for our industry.”


“Our resolution will be to look at virtual conferences and training in a new way," noted Diana DeLeon, executive director of ASA-AZ. "Being able to offer shop owners and their employees top quality training and networking in this new environment is our goal, along with showing the benefits of saving on costs by eliminating travel and time away, which can allow more people to attend.


"The virtual platform also allows training classes to be recorded, then viewed at a later date for those not able to join live classes or those who would like to take another look. Our virtual event coming this spring will be one not to miss.”


CAWA is eager to “bring our leadership and members back together in ‘face to face’ settings to continue the networking and exchange of information and knowledge among the industry’s finest representatives,” said President and CEO Rodney Pierini.


“We are hopeful that we’ll be able to safely bring members together for AASP/MN’s Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference on May 20 and deliver the education, networking and camaraderie that everyone is so hungry for right now,” said Anderson.


Offering ongoing training is also important to ASA Northwest.


“ASA Northwest would like to bring the automotive industry together, and we feel we have a good start with the first Professional Automotive Virtual Education (PAVE) Training on Jan. 8-10, 2021," said Jeff Lovell, president and executive director. "We have partnered with other automotive trade associations...

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