NACE/CARS 2014 has released its full training and education conference program for shop owners, technicians and industry stakeholders. The schedule-at-a-glance can be viewed here.
The complexity of today’s vehicles from a collision and mechanical repair perspective is eliminating competition and reducing the number of shops in the country. Cars manufactured today require specialized tooling, training and equipment, and the use of aluminum and high-strength steels are changing the dynamics of the collision repair industry. These are just some of the challenges that will be addressed with real-world solutions at NACE.
CARS is also on track to be better than ever, with a specific focus on telematics. The Technology & Telematics Forum, a six-hour program sponsored by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, will take place Friday, Aug. 1, and offer insight on the repairability of vehicles with modern technology.
In addition to the largest conference offering in NACE/CARS history, the show also will feature a number of the industry’s leading experts and speakers.
“Investing in training to ensure a proper repair and remain current with today’s technology is a requirement,” said Dan Risley, ASA president and executive director. “Your customers and the success of your business are dependent upon your commitment to ongoing education. We’ve spent countless hours developing this year’s program to ensure we deliver upon our goal to assist collision and mechanical repair professionals in performing a safe and proper repair while improving efficiency and profitability.”