SEMA Day 3 Keeps the Momentum Going


The 2022 SEMA Show continued Nov. 3 with another full day of product demonstrations, celebrity appearances and educational sessions.

The Show closes Nov. 4.


The Society of Collision Repair Specialists continued its Repairer Driven Education series with its three-session OEM Summit.

The first session brought together OEM representatives and repairers to discuss the availability of OEM repair information and why it’s important for all repairers---not just those connected to dealerships---to access it and use it every time they repair a vehicle.

The panel at the first session of the OEM Summit.

The second session, led by Eliza Johnson of Ducker Carlisle, a market research company, explored data related to the technician shortage crisis, as well as solutions.

Finally, in the third session, Chris Chesney of Repairify presented the results of a study the company did, using multiple aftermarket scan tools to compare how well they performed compared to factory tools.

Chesney was joined by OEM representatives.

A complete summary of the OEM Summit will appear in the December 2022 issue of Autobody News.

Repairify Announces New Training Institute

Repairify™, Inc., unveiled its plans to launch in 2023 the Repairify Institute, a comprehensive technical training program for automotive professionals designed to ensure service readiness.

The Repairify Institute is the automotive service industry's first education organization to use a revolutionary course development process called adaptive learning, which focuses on understanding each individual’s knowledge level to adjust its teaching based on the learner’s strengths and opportunities for improvement.

Through the Institute, students can work at their own pace via several planned academies to achieve certifications or to expand their learning on several automotive topics.

Additional program features will include a mentorship support program that tracks progress of learned new skills and a Proof of Skill concept that ensures every student can demonstrate mastery of the skills they’ve learned to perform safe and proper repairs.

Read more about the new training institute here.

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