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I-CAR Partners with Ford to Launch 2015 F-150 Training Program

I-CAR to deliver this training to Ford dealer network and independent repairers across U.S. market prior to vehicle launch.

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Collision repair training experts at I-­CAR have worked alongside Ford Motor Company engineers during the 2015 Ford F-­150 design and development process to create a training solution for collision repair professionals who will work on the next generation of Ford’s most popular truck.

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“This is a game‐changer in the way the collision repair industry approaches training: to be fully prepared with the knowledge, skills and solutions needed before the vehicle debuts,” said John Van Alstyne, CEO and president of I-­CAR. “Traditionally, repair solutions are not developed until after a vehicle is publicly launched, leaving a gap in repair readiness. I­‐CAR commends Ford for its proactive approach, working together with I-­CAR to develop a repair solution that addresses complete, safe and quality repairs for the new F‐150, and doing so before the vehicle enters production.”

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Added Jason Bartanen, I‐CAR’s director of industry and technical relations, “For a revolutionary vehicle like the 2015 Ford F-­150, material­‐specific training that highlights the unique processes associated with aluminum repair is critical for the front-­line professionals faced with safely repairing these vehicles. I-­CAR’s proven track record of aluminum repair technical expertise and training development solidified Ford’s interest in an early partnership to formulate a vehicle‐specific training program for the F-­150.”

Two years of development has culminated in I-­CAR’s new six­‐credit hour 2015 Ford F‐150 Structural Repair course (FOR06) that covers all topics on aluminum, and dives deep into vehicle-­specific repair information. This instructor‐led course uses discussion, education and decision‐making exercises to equip technicians to properly repair this game‐changing vehicle. Industry training for FOR06 will open June 1.

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I­‐CAR will deliver this training to the Ford dealer network and independent repairers across the U.S. market prior to vehicle launch.


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