I-CAR joined the SEMA Show 2010 for the first time this week. During the show, I-CAR says it had the opportunity to reach a broad audience within the industry with its TechPro World Tour, which included a full lineup of various live welding demonstrations. In addition, several collision repair training opportunities, including the premiere of I-CAR’s newest course, Vehicle Technology and Trends 2011 (NEW11), were offered.
I-CAR says its vision is that every person in the collision repair industry, current and future, has the necessary knowledge and skills relevant to their position to achieve a complete and safe repair. In July, I-CAR introduced the Professional Development Program in which training is structured toward the role of the individual. As training progresses, professionals are recognized for their achievements relevant to their roles, as well as breadth of training in their businesses.
John Edelen, I-CAR president and CEO, said, “Since 1979, I-CAR has been instrumental in developing and delivering technical training programs to professionals in all areas of the collision industry and is well-known not only for its classroom and online training, but for its industry-recognized Welding Qualification Series.”
I-CAR says it was pleased to reach the audience at SEMA with the TechPro World Tour and demonstrate the latest information on welding and repair techniques. In addition, throughout the SEMA Show, I-CAR offered 12 instructor-led classes, including several of I-CAR’s newest courses.
Edelen continued, “As a not-for-profit training organization, I-CAR is committed to providing the most current collision repair training that meet industry needs. The ability to reach the audience at SEMA is a powerful way to share the latest information on today’s vehicle repair procedures with an audience who is in tune with today’s ever-changing automotive designs and trends. Meeting with attendees at the SEMA Show and discussing what to expect next for the collision repair industry allows I-CAR to deliver on its vision.”