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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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Prepare for ADAS and EVs with I-CAR Training and Resources

04/21/2021 by Jeff Poole
The wave of Advanced Driver Assisted Systems (ADAS) technology has not nearly crested, and rolling right behind it is a surge in Electric Vehicles (EVs). These trends will continue to influence vehicle repairs, and there’s no time to waste for the  industry to train and equip.

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I-CAR®’s Year In Review – 2020

04/12/2021 by I-CAR
I-CAR’s Year In Review – 2020, a streamlined, digital format for highlighting I-CAR’s many accomplishments and milestones during an extraordinary year. While COVID-19 brought significant challenges to the industry in 2020, I-CAR realized some noteworthy gains (growth in Gold Class® and Sustaining Partner programs, in particular!); the momentum of which continues into 2021.

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How Collision Shops Are Adjusting – and Succeeding – in the ‘New Normal’

03/26/2021 by Carolyn Gray of DRIVE Marketing
How do collision shops stay relevant when the 'New Norm' means less people driving which equates to people not getting into as many accidents? Shop owner and DRIVEclient, Kristi Wright of Wright Way Collision Repair of Albany, Indiana shares the actions she has taken to keep her business successful and growing during this uncertain time.
 

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