In a show of dedication to providing continuing education to collision repair facilities during this unprecedented time of social distancing, the Nebraska Auto Body Association (NABA) and the Kansas Auto Body Association (KABA) collaborated to host seven virtual training sessions between Oct. 28 and Dec. 14.
The goal was “continued training and education,” said KABA Vice President Tony Adams. “We want to bring value to our members and ensure they receive the education and training to be successful. With KABA and NABA working together on the webinars, we attract a great group size and are able to bring in amazing presenters.”
“We believe these association-sponsored events are important for our members and the industry at large,” Adams continued. “In today’s rapidly changing vehicle designs, it is important that we continue to educate ourselves to ensure we’re equipped to repair vehicles in a safe and proper manner.”
The series kicked off Oct. 28 with “GM ADAS Training,” followed by “Ford Repair Procedures” on Nov. 2.
On Nov. 9, Kristen Felder was joined by Larry Montanez, Mark Olson and Jason Bartanen as Collision Hub’s team presented “Missing Lines on a Boxside.”
Their focus was on the not-included labor operations and materials, as well as OE procedures, that shops may be neglecting to include in estimates involving a bedside panel replacement.
AkzoNobel’s Tim Ronak discussed how shops can create and customize their own in-house technician plan during “Creating an In-House Tech Program” on Nov. 16. He provided insights on how to hold both the mentor and mentee accountable.
DEG's Danny Gredinberg's seminar Nov. 23 focused on “how to utilize the DEG in submitting inquires to help fix the estimating systems including...