I-CAR Press Room : 2016
Doug Schlueter, National MSO Manager at I-CAR®, is the newest elected member of the National Auto Body Council (NABC) Board of Directors.
I-CAR® announced the winners of its annual I-CAR Awards, which recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to advancing the training and professionalism of the collision repair industry. The winners were revealed on Nov. 2 at a ceremony in the Paradise Ballroom at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino during the annual SEMA Show.
I-CAR®, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, has named Elise Quadrozzi as the recipient of its 2016 Chairman’s Award. The award recognizes an individual or organization whose contributions to I-CAR have been significant or extraordinary. The Chairman’s Award recipient is selected by the Executive Committee of the I-CAR International Board of Directors.
I-CAR® announced today at SEMA Show 2016 a groundbreaking information resource for collision repair professionals: a vehicle-by-vehicle guide to calibration requirements for advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) for every 2016 make and model sold in the U.S.
I-CAR® today announced it will offer more than 30 training courses and presentations, all focused on preparing the industry for dynamic changes in vehicle technologies and materials, to collision repair professionals attending SEMA Show Nov. 1-4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. I-CAR’s presence at SEMA Show 2016 represents the organization’s largest single-location training event in the U.S.
I-CAR®, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair and the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS), will once again deliver leading vehicle technology discussions at the 2016 SEMA Show. Attendees will watch forward-thinking presentations and live demonstrations on topics and trends relevant to the rapid changes the collision industry is currently facing due to the “Technical Tsunami™”.
I-CAR® has announced it is launching a new course under its Vehicle and Technology Specific Training portfolio in the fourth quarter of 2016: Honda and Acura TPMS Collision Repair. The new online course is part of I-CAR’s continuing collaboration with American Honda Motor Company, Inc. in an effort to deliver Honda and Acura vehicle-specific training across the collision repair industry.
I-CAR and ASE Announce Collaborations that Align and Build on Training, Curriculum, and Certification
I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair and ASE, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence announced a collaboration that align and build on I-CAR’s training and curriculum plus ASE’s testing and certification program.
I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair will once again be delivering a comprehensive lineup of presentations and classes for collision repair professionals at the annual NACE | CARS Conference and Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, August 9-13.
I-CAR today unveiled a new way to measure the value of training through its innovative Value of Training calculator. Shop owners and managers can now calculate their own training return on investment based on industry KPI standards, number of technicians and the facility’s total revenue.
I-CAR Launches Vehicle and Technology Specific Training™ Product Line and Announces a Limited Time Promotion on Honda/Acura Courses
I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, announced today the launch of its Vehicle and Technology Specific Training™ product line that conveys OEM-specific, model-specific and technology-specific knowledge designed to help the collision repair industry facilitate complete, safe and quality repairs on today’s increasingly complex vehicles.
I-CAR® Announces Launch of Production Management Prolevel® 2 Curriculum For Collision Repair Professionals
I-CAR® unveiled the second level of its new Production Management curriculum. Ten new courses have been launched that build knowledge in areas such as “Learning Culture”, talent, processes, controls and business skills. Individuals can register for Production Management courses now online or by calling I-CAR Customer Care at (800) ICAR USA.
I-CAR Assembles Industry Relevant Lineup of Collision Repair Classes, Demonstrations and Experts for NACE | CARS 2016, Aug. 9-13 in Anaheim, Calif.
I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, returns to the annual NACE | CARS 2016 Expo & Conference in the Anaheim Convention Center in California, August 9-13, with a new lineup of insights, instruction and information to help advance the knowledge and skills of collision repair professionals.
I-CAR to Help Collision Repair Professionals Expand Skills and Efficiencies in Production Management with New Prolevel® 2 Training Courses
I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, today announced the launch of the second level of coursework covering ProLevel® 2 requirements of the Production Management Role curriculum. This new set of courses will enable those who manage shop production to improve their efficiencies, critical thinking and problem-solving skills to ultimately drive more powerful and profitable business practices.
I-CAR Shares Insights on Knowledge as the Requisite Foundation for Repair Excellence with Global Audience at IBIS Global Summit
John Van Alstyne, CEO and President of I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, delivered a presentation at the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) Global Summit in Barcelona, Spain on May 25. Van Alstyne addressed the critical need for the collision repair industry as a whole to step up its commitment to developing and maintaining the knowledge and skills that are critically required to repair the vehicles of today and tomorrow.
I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, has announced that it will launch two new courses in the second quarter of 2016: Honda & Acura A/C Collision Repair and Acura NSX Damage Analysis. The new online courses are part of I-CAR’s continued collaboration with American Honda Motor Company, Inc. in an effort to help deliver Honda and Acura vehicle-specific training to the collision repair industry.
I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, recently announced its goal of providing I-CAR training, knowledge and solutions to 19,000 shops through expanded and improved training courses, topic areas, learning methods and simply by better clarifying the benefits of training. The 19,000 shop goal adds the next 10,000 shops to the 9,123 businesses I-CAR trained in 2015.
Bob Keith, most recently Immediate Past Chairman of the I‑CAR International Board of Directors, was awarded the Founder’s Award for his dedication and service to I‑CAR at the recent 2016 I-CAR Volunteer & Instructor Conference held in Orlando, Florida.
I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, announced its 2016 International Board of Directors and Executive Committee following its strategic planning session and annual membership meeting in Orlando, Florida held during the week of March 7.
Top Shop Marketing, Inc. is announcing a call to action for its 231 partner shops to achieve the I-CAR Gold Class® designation. Top Shop Marketing partner facilities will join a growing list of Gold Class repair facilities, which currently numbers more than 3,600 shops nationwide. Approximately 10 percent of all collision repair businesses have achieved Gold Class – the collision industry standard for training – with more being added each year.
The automotive industry is undergoing a transformative shift – also known as the “Technical Tsunami™” – with an estimated 142 new or redesigned vehicle models hitting the road in 2015 alone. These changes, which include new designs, materials and manufacturing methods mean that the training today’s collision repairer professionals receive is critical for complete, safe and quality repairs.
I-CAR Launches New Courses on In-Demand MIG Brazing, Rivet Bonding and Honda/Acura Electrical System Repair Techniques
I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, has announced that it will launch three new courses in the first quarter of 2016: MIG brazing, rivet bonding, and Honda & Acura electrical system repair. The new MIG brazing and rivet bonding courses are part of I-CAR’s new Hands-On Skills Development program, a new line of courses that are hands-on and conducted in-shop, while the electrical repair course is the fourth installment in an online series focused on Honda and Acura vehicles. All three courses have been specifically designed to provide collision repair technicians with cutting-edge techniques that target today’s innovative vehicles.