Friday, 15 January 2016 09:05

AMI Launches Effort to Collect Industry-wide Training Provider Information


As part of a major enhancement project, the Automotive Management Institute (AMI) announced on January 14 that it is launching an industry-wide initiative to collect training provider information.

Once collected, AMI will maintain the information in a searchable database on its website, www.AMIonline.org.


For many years, the industry has been discussing the need for an easily accessible and current database of all industry training information,” said Jeff Peevy, AMI president. “As a nonprofit, we believe AMI is uniquely positioned to collect, offer and maintain this free searchable database as a service to the industry.


AMI encourages all technical and management training providers to participate in this initiative. The collection form is available at: http://www.amionline.org/#AMi/training-provider


By having a central database that the entire industry can turn to when specific training needs arise can be a powerful tool,” says Sheri Hamilton, AAM, AMI Chair and executive director of ASA-Midwest.


AMI said the continuing education they offer helps automotive collision and service repair professionals improve their business management skills. In addition to providing business management classes, AMI offers the Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) professional designation, which is the repair industry’s first business education accreditation. AMI courses concentrate on seven core areas of business management education: leadership, sales and marketing, operational management, financial management, personnel development and human resource management, risk management and IT management.


AMI was established in 1989 to answer the demand for continuing education and industry-accepted recognition programs tailored specifically for the business needs of the automotive service industry. To date, AMI programs have attracted more than 246,000 enrollments throughout North America. AMI is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational foundation, to which tax-deductible contributions can be made.


For more information about the institute, its curriculum or methods of donations, contact AMI at (817) 514-2929 or visit the AMI website at www.AMIonline.org.