Chief has announced that customers who purchase a Chief Goliath or Impulse – E/VHT frame rack, Vector or LaserLock computerized measuring system, or Chief MI-200T spot welder will receive a voucher good for two days of free training at any Chief University class. The voucher is valid for one year after equipment installation.
“There’s not a body shop I go into these days where a repair technician doesn’t tell me how much he or she needs more training,” said Mickey Swartz, director of global product management for Chief. “This is indicative of how OEM-recommended repair processes and the materials used to manufacture vehicles have changed substantially in the last few years, and technicians need training to keep up. Our new voucher program helps make additional training more affordable for our customers.”
Chief University offers training classes for technicians, estimators and insurance appraisers at locations across North America. A training voucher can be used for any Chief University course as follows:
- Two people can attend Aluminum Damage Analysis and Repair Technology
- One person can attend Design-Based Repair, Computerized Measuring, Full Frame Analysis and Repair Planning, Unibody Analysis and Repair Planning, Advanced Frame Analysis or Advanced Steering/Suspension Analysis
- One technician can attend Structural Damage Analysis at the reduced price of $325
“The training voucher program was designed to enable a customer to easily choose the class that will be of greatest benefit to the shop or technician,” said Swartz. “After equipment installation, the voucher containing a code number is issued to the shop. The shop owner, manager or technician can visit the Chief website to learn more about the classes, check the class schedule and register.”
Chief training is certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence for compliance with the Continuing Automotive Service Education Standards. Most Chief University classes are approved for I-CAR credit hours through the I-CAR Industry Training Alliance program.
Class offerings are updated frequently. For the most up-to-date schedule, course descriptions and to register, click here.