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A Note to Platinum Individuals From Nick Notte

06/01/2022 by Nick Notte, VP, Sales and Marketing
We journeyed through the COVID-19 Pandemic together. Navigating furloughs, layoffs, shortages, and travel restrictions, we remained connected to ensure all learners continued to have access to knowledge and skills by ensuring optimal playability of online courses, converting all live courses to virtual formats, scheduling more virtual courses than ever, and adjusting to individual state requirements to deliver invaluable instructor-led training for Hands-On Skills Development and Welding Training and Certification courses.

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Video Update Available: New Chicago Technical Center Gives Us Space for Big Plans

02/17/2022 by Val D'Anna
Today, preparation of the Chicago Technical Center (CTC) is THE biggest thing happening at I-CAR! The building chosen for the CTC will soon undergo general construction including the creation of classrooms, research labs, a student lounge and even a learning design studio.

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83 Years In Collision Repair: Gold Class® Shop Owner Pinkey Feest Would Do It All Over Again

02/17/2022 by Val D'Anna
If time gives you perspective, you’ll never meet anyone with more perspective on the rewards and challenges of working in collision repair than Richard H. Feest, the 97-year-old owner of Pinkey’s Capital Auto Body, a Milwaukee Gold Class® shop.

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Career Changers: A Talent Pool Waiting to be 'Discovered' by Collision Repair Employers

06/11/2021 by Val D'Anna
Former homebuilder and youth minister Brad Fancher is not the type to jump off the deep end. “I don’t normally try something unless I’m sure I’ll succeed at it.” 
 
As much as Justin Stokes believes “life is about progression and going for higher goals,” it was easy to be complacent with his customer service job for a decade, even though he’d hit a dead end.

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A Passing the Torch Letter to a New Collision Repair Teacher

06/01/2021 by Val D'Anna
Welcome back to school on the other side of the desk! An opportunity awaits that’s going to reward you, frustrate you, connect you to a first-class network of your peers, and make you wonder, those first few years, if it ever gets any easier. It does, but it’s not the “gravy job” your former co-workers at the body shop think you took. The worst case of orange peel you ever fixed on a paint job is a cakewalk compared to keeping 20 fidgety teenagers interested enough to stay off Snapchat for an entire class period. 

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