Educational Opportunities With I-CAR At SEMA 2023 Are Expanded To Reflect Attendee Interests And New Technology Advancements

June 26, 2023


 A variety of classroom opportunities are available including a MIG Welding Class for Vehicle Builders – back by popular demand.

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL. June 26, 2023 – 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, October 31 through November 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 not-for-profit 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's 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:
    1. Various Course Offerings: These courses focus on core and emerging vehicle technologies to support newer technicians and seasoned technicians desire to expand knowledge areas.
    2. Industry Partnerships: I-CAR will highlight its strategic collaborations with leading industry part- ners, 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 profes- sionals to survive and thrive the Technical Tsunami™.
    3. 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 fu- ture of collision repair. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with these experts and ex- pand 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 & President.

Online registration for I-CAR courses is now open and available through Thursday, November 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, please visit

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About I-CAR

Founded in 1979, I-CAR is a not-for-profit education, knowledge, and solutions organization designed to support the evolving needs of the Collision Repair Inter-Industry. I-CAR, which is accredited by IACET (The International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training) is focused on improving the quality and safety of auto collision repair for the ultimate benefit of both the industry and the consumer. For more information, please visit

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