According to CCI Chief Operations Officer Amber Ritter, “TGIF was dedicated to the process of the apprenticeship and giving Kendig the opportunity to train and develop his skills as a technician.”
Kendig shared, “CCI is a great program to introduce new technicians to the new age of collision repair.”
Ritter added, “Kendig graduated from the apprenticeship program with his I-CAR Pro-level 1 certification and a certificate from both the California Department of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) and the Collision Career Institute. This program is designed to educate future technicians while allowing them to earn money during their training.”
The graduation ceremony was attended by trainer Scott Ingrahm; Verifacts coach David Durham, who conducted Kendig’s assessments; TGIF owner Kathy Mello; general manager Jason Cocco; the shop employees; Jasmeen Karan, associate governmental program analyst for the Department of Industrial Relations Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS); and Charles Robertson, president of CCI.