News: Consolidator Report
The upcoming Collision Industry Conference (CIC) meeting, to be held at the Salt Lake City Sheraton in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 20 and 21, will highlight industry education.
A panel discussion titled "Meeting the Future Training Needs of our Collective Industry, Buyers and Sellers" will start with a video produced by Scott Biggs of Assured Performance which will highlight the tremendous changes to body design and technologies that are being implemented into vehicles today.
The meeting will then turn to a panel discussion by the "Providers of Training" (OEMs, training organizations, paint and equipment providers) to the "Consumers of Training" (repairers and insurers).
The discussion will give insights into current education programs and initiatives underway to fill future needs. Attendees will be able to participate in the discussion and contribute to the improvement of the education process. The event is being hosted by the CIC Education and Training Committee.
"Tomorrow is here now," said CIC Chairman Michael Quinn, co-founder of 911 Collision Centers. "Our July conference is centered on the increased need for our industry to have current, thorough repair education and information readily available to the technicians."
Other highlights will include the Parts and Materials, Refinish Subcommittee discussing the accelerating drive to remove waste from the collision repair process. In addition, the Repairer Subcommittee will offer a panel discussion on whether a DEG-style initiative could work for parts procurement issues. In addition, a training session by the Technical Presentations Committee on estimating procedures will be given by industry training expert Toby Chess.