Thursday, 23 September 2021 16:25

PPG Expands Online Training Options for Collision Repair Centers with Launch of PPG KNOWLEDGE COLLEGE System


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PPG announced the launch of the PPG KNOWLEDGE COLLEGE™ online learning management system, which provides the refinish industry with the most comprehensive online training program for automotive and commercial finishing systems and professional business development.

“The PPG Knowledge College program offers our customers great flexibility since it allows the student to decide the best time to undertake training and learn at his or her own pace,” said Robb Power, PPG senior manager, refinish solutions. “All you need is a computer and access to the internet.”

Offering both free and fee-based content, the PPG Knowledge College training catalog includes courses for automotive and commercial refinish training. Additional curriculum developed by PPG’s MVP Business Solutions team is designed to help improve the productivity and profitability of collision repair centers.

Automotive refinish recertification training


In a major shift, the new system allows certified paint technicians using PPG DELTRON® and PPG ENVIROBASE® refinish lines to recertify their status online instead of completing required off-site training at a PPG business development center every two years. A recertification course comprises seven one-hour modules followed by a final exam the technician is required to pass to renew certification status.
“Technicians will have the ability to start or resume the training whenever they choose to do so,” Power said. “Plus, the system offers a convenient way for collision centers to continue offering the PPG Limited Lifetime Paint Performance Guarantee, which requires they employ a PPG-certified refinish technician.”
Refinish technicians also can use the system to take a course on the EPA National Area Source Rule 6H in English or Spanish.
Once enrolled in the PPG Knowledge College training program, collision repair center personnel can access a comprehensive curriculum developed by PPG’s MVP Business Solutions team. The curriculum covers...

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