The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) is reminding collision repairers that if they are planning to attend the association’s two events April 17 in Nashville, Tenn., they will need to RSVP by March 29. They can do so by emailing [email protected] or clicking here.
The SCRS Repairer Roundtable meeting will take place 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Ryman Studio PQR at the Gaylord Opryland Resort. This year, SCRS welcomes Ann Thompson, director of workforce development at the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development, and Kenyatta Lovett, Ph.D., executive director at Complete Tennessee. They will discuss Tennessee-based programs developed to encourage more adults and graduating high school students to work toward a degree or certificate in a vocational school or program, with the goal of doing a better job of meeting market demand for skilled workers.
Dan Caldwell, senior manager of learning pathways for Nissan’s U.S. manufacturing operations, will speak on how Nissan is using these programs to address a shortage of skilled workers, and how the collaboration between the state and industry addresses that need.
Finally, attorney and consumer advocate Erica Eversman will discuss her role as consumer liaison with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). She will share perspectives from her first NAIC meeting and delve into ways in which the collision repair community can better interact with regulatory bodies to advocate for consumers and raise awareness of critical issues affecting the marketplace.
Immediately after the roundtable (and just prior to the start of CIC), SCRS will host the annual Industry Awards and Corporate Member Recognition lunch in the Old Hickory room. The event, which will include lunch, is designed to recognize organizations that contribute significant support to SCRS through their corporate membership, as well as recognize some of the tremendous contributions made to the advancement of the industry.
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