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It’s Time to Talk About Money with Young Body Techs

It’s time that we as leaders start to educate our young technicians on how to manage, grow and save money.

Finding Techs: Cultivation, Training and Guidance

Finding and keeping the right people requires a comprehensive approach that starts with technical schools, includes on-the-job training, leverages a team culture and outlines a path to success.

Got Collision Students? We Need Their Help!

Have any automotive students in your shop? Tell them we want to know what factors influence their career choices by taking our brief, anonymous survey!

CREF, I-CAR Release Results of Collision Industry Survey

The survey provides unique insights on industry trends such as average age, incomes, entry-level worker task expectations and more going back more than two decades.

SEMA Seeks Young Vehicle Builders in Seattle

SEMA announced that its search for young vehicle builders has moved to the Pacific Northwest, as the SEMA Young Guns Regional Program joins Formula Drift at Evergreen Speedway on July 20, 2019.

BASF’s Support Strengthens Automotive Refinish Program

BASF has announced that the automotive refinish training facility at Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) in Greensboro, N.C., has continued to be a preferred venue for industry-related educational courses and events held throughout the year.

Professionals Auto Body Donates Equipment to Students

Professionals Auto Body announced it recently donated a frame straightening machine, three-dimensional computer measuring system and attachments valued at approximately $8,000 to $10,000 to the Somerset County Technology Center’s auto body program in Pennsylvania.

Malco Products Supports SkillsUSA with Tool Kit Donation

Malco Products, SBC, has announced that it has continued to provide significant support to the national technical education community with a $25,600 in-kind donation of Malco Backpack Tool Kits for SkillsUSA State Association Sheet Metal Champions.

SEMA Prepares Five Student-Built Custom Jeeps for Auction

SEMA has announced that it is preparing for five unique Jeep Wranglers to be available for purchase via auction on beginning July 15, 2019, in what is being referred to as “SEMA Week of Customs.”

AkzoNobel Announces Dave Smith Achievement Award

AkzoNobel has announced that it will be memorializing industry leader Dave Smith after his passing nearly one year ago with the inaugural Dave Smith Achievement Award.

SkillsUSA to Participate in “Giving Tuesday”

SkillsUSA has announced its participation in the annual national day of giving, #GivingTuesday, that will take place on Nov. 27 this year.

TechForce Foundation Names Director of National Partnership

TechForce Foundation has named Tina Smith as its director of national partnership, with responsibilities for developing corporate partnerships throughout the transportation industry (including the automotive and collision repair segments and more) that aim to solve the tech shortage.