The Automotive Service Association, with the support of ASA Pennsylvania, has put together a robust training program, taking place in Philadelphia at the DoubleTree Airport Hotel April 8-9. The event will take place on Friday and Saturday, bringing a full-day management session dedicated to shop owners and managers on Friday and service repair training to the technicians and service advisors on Saturday. Both days include AMI-approved course content.
I-CAR will offer a full-day class for collision repair, titled “Vehicle Technology & Trends 2016,” taught by veteran instructor Ed Staquet. This program will help students gain insight into repair procedures for several 2016 North American, Asian and European model vehicles. Upon completion, they will understand the latest trends and industry influences and know what features and technologies to expect, including vehicle materials and designs, safety features and fuel-saving strategies. Registration for this class can be found on the I-CAR website or by calling I-CAR Customer Care at (800) 422-7872.
Management training on Friday, April 8th will be led by Bob Greenwood, president/CEO, Automotive Aftermarket E-Learning Centre Ltd. His workshop, titled “Profitability Secrets That Dramatically Build Your Bottom Line,” has been approved for credit by AMI. Registration for management training also includes admission to the technical training sessions the following day.
Technical training, taking place on Saturday, April 9th, will include sessions with Donny Seyfer, co-owner, Seyfer Automotive, Inc.; Scot Manna, owner, MB Automotive Inc.; and Bill Haas, president, Haas Performance Consulting. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose their sessions with each of these trainers and receive AMI credit.
For more information on training topics and course details, click here.
For both days, networking opportunities, refreshment breaks, breakfast and lunch are included. There will also be a reception on Friday, April 8th at 6 p.m. An ASA Tri-State meeting will take place on Saturday evening, hosted by ASA Pennsylvania. All ASA members and those interested in becoming a member are invited to attend. Speakers will include Dan Risley, ASA president, and Donny Seyfer, ASA chairman.
The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the Auto Care Association, and the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) have partnered with ASA to build and sponsor these events.
For more information about ASA Regional Events, or to register for the Philadelphia program, click here.