Education and Training Archives - BodyShop Business
Certifications: Do they really make a difference?

Advancements in both the technology and materials in new vehicles have continued to accelerate, making collision repairs more complex than ever before. This, in turn, puts more responsibility on collision repair facilities to self-manage the changes. Insurers, OEMs, and fleet partners are also relying on the shop owners to keep their team up to date

The Importance of Training

Training. It’s so important, especially when you consider that we repair metal car bodies that people end up driving 75 miles per hour down a highway.

Elite Body Shop Solutions Announces Tech Shortage Webinar

“Talent Shortage! What Can Be Done?” will feature Dave Luehr along with Erick Bickett of Fix Auto USA and the Collision Career Institute and Amber Ritter, COO of the Collision Career Institute.

Hunter Offers Training Workshop on Diagnosing Steering, Suspension Damage

Hunter Engineering has announced that it will be offering a training workshop on diagnosing damage to steering and suspension systems on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the Hunter Engineering Regional Training Center in Washington, D.C.

I-CAR Gives Update on Enhanced Education, Recognition Program

I-CAR reports that while tremendous resources have been deployed across the organization and nearly all the work has been successfully completed, IT system challenges have delayed the launch.

Joe Gibbs Racing Hosts Sherwin-Williams EcoLean Level 1 Workshop

Sherwin-Williams announced that Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) recently hosted more than 60 Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes customers, including collision shop owners, managers and technicians, at its EcoLean Level 1 workshop.

Valspar Releases Third Quarter Training Schedule for 2019

Valspar has announced its third quarter training schedule for refinishers seeking I-CAR training opportunities.

Effective Training for Short Attention Spans

Are you having problems getting your staff to pay attention and retain the information from your training programs? Here’s why: the training is not being presented in a way that holds their attention.

Stop Putting Out Fires and Attend a Meeting

I’ve spent some discussion time recently with both collision shop owners and paint, body and equipment (PBE) wholesalers, and I’m discouraged again that many small business principals don’t have time to attend a learning event that will make their lives easier.

Bentley Releases Glasurit Refinish Training Schedule

Bentley Motors has released its training course schedule for Glasurit, the BASF refinish paint line that holds exclusive global approval for Bentley repairs.

20 Groups: The Value of Sharing Information with your Auto Body Shop Peers

I contend that no one knows more about your collision repair business than other collision shop owners, so sharing how your shop does things such as teardown or aluminum repair or parts check-in is super helpful.

SOPs and Job Instruction Training

Creating and delivering the best quality and speed at competitive price points requires a commitment to standard operating procedures (SOPs).