I-CAR Announces Agreement with AIA of Canada - BodyShop Business

I-CAR Announces Agreement with AIA of Canada

I-CAR and the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada have reached a final licensing agreement by which AIA will assume operations of I-CAR training in Canada.

The agreement marks the final step in a process that began one and a half years ago following the not-for-profit training organization’s decision to license its course content to a Canadian entity. Similar agreements currently exist with Australia and New Zealand.

“We are excited about this relationship with AIA Canada and what it means for the Canadian auto collision repair inter-industry,” said John Edelen, I-CAR president and CEO. “The ability to continue to provide access to I-CAR training through a proven industry leader like AIA Canada is the best outcome we could have hoped for. We look forward to working with AIA as their training and services strategies unfold.”

AIA Canada President Marc Brazeau was equally enthusiastic.

“I-CAR has built a solid reputation over the years for its development and delivery of first-rate training courses,” he said. “We intend to capitalize on this experience in meeting the skills needs of the Canadian collision repair sector, and this partnership agreement with I-CAR will help ensure long-term success of the delivery of I-CAR training in Canada.”

I-CAR training is continuing in Canada as scheduled and it is expected that a full transition will take place by May 1.

More information:

Canadian customers seeking additional information about course enrollment can contact Andrew Shepherd, director of collision training for AIA Canada at (800) 808-2920 ext. 229 or [email protected]


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