I-CAR Expands Educational Opportunities at 2023 SEMA Show 


I-CAR® (the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) is thrilled to announce its participation at the highly anticipated Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in 2023 in Las Vegas, Oct. 31 through Nov. 3.

With a commitment to advancing collision repair knowledge and skills to car lovers and enthusiasts, I-CAR is set to deliver the following courses as part of SEMA’s Education Program:

  • MIG Welding Technology & Applications
  • Color Theory Applications for Painting Vehicles
  • Electric Vehicle (EV) Overview & Consideration
  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Overview & Considerations

As a nonprofit organization and the industry’s baseline and leader for technical educational programming, I-CAR recognizes the importance of staying at the forefront of vehicle advancements and providing professionals with learning opportunities to excel in their respective roles.

I-CAR Director of Technical Products & Curriculum Bud Center announced that “back by popular demand and exclusive to SEMA, I-CAR will be offering a MIG Welding Technology & Applications training session focusing on basic to advanced techniques and ideal for classic car, hot rod and vehicle builders/rebuilders and other technicians. Although not eligible for I-CAR credit, to encourage newer vehicle builders out there, I-CAR is making this popular MIG Welding session available for $75 (normally $150) and will include complimentary, hands-on welding practice at the SEMA Collision Repair Stage.”

Key highlights of I-CAR’s presence at SEMA in 2023 will include:

  • Various Course Offerings: These courses focus on core and emerging vehicle technologies to support newer technicians and seasoned technicians' desire to expand knowledge areas.
  • Industry Partnerships: I-CAR will highlight its strategic collaborations with leading industry partners, including OEMs, suppliers and service providers. These partnerships help to ensure I-CAR’s programs are in pace with the latest industry trends and technologies, enabling professionals to survive and thrive the Technical Tsunami™.
  • Expert Presentations: I-CAR’s subject matter experts will deliver informative presentations and panel discussions sharing their insights on critical industry topics, emerging trends, and the future of collision repair. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with these experts and expand their knowledge through interactive Q&A sessions.

“Our presence at SEMA provides an ideal platform to connect with industry stakeholders, share best practices and drive innovation in the collision repair industry,” said John Van Alstyne, I-CAR CEO and president.

Online registration for I-CAR courses is now open and available through Nov. 2 or register onsite outside I-CAR Upper South Hall Classrooms S224 and S225. For more information about I-CAR and its participation at SEMA 2023, visit SEMAshow.com.

Source: I-CAR

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