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LEADING EDGE LEARNING The CWB Group has announced an exciting new collaboration alongside Volkswagen Group Canada–a dedicated OEM collision repair training centre to serve Audi and Volkswagen brands. The first-of-its-kind facility will be located at the CWB Group facility in Milton, Ontario. It will showcase an OEM training environment utilizing the latest equipment and developing […]

Freshly Skilled: Tropicana celebrates 2020, 2021, 2022 collision repair pre-apprenticeship classes with lavish graduation

Freshly Skilled: Tropicana celebrates 2020, 2021, 2022 collision repair pre-apprenticeship classes with lavish graduation

Toronto, Ontario — Tropicana Employment Services hosted its long-anticipated Collision Repair and Auto Body pre-apprenticeship graduation, where the not-for-profit honoured three classes of now-working apprentices. The celebration honoured three graduating classes—the classes of 2020 and 2021 had their originally scheduled ceremonies cancelled due to the pandemic—and was held at Centennial College’s event centre. The night […]

Repair Era: Polyvance to host free virtual training on plastic repair techniques

Rainsville, Alabama — As parts shortages rage on and growing length-of-rentals, Polyvance will be hosting a free virtual seminar on May 26 at 11 a.m. ET, to be focused on the ins and outs of plastic repair. The broadcast will cover topics like: Benefits of textured plastic repair The process of textured plastic repair A […]

Success Centre: Skilled Trades Training Centre announced for Strathroy, Ont.

Strathroy, Ontario — The skilled trades will be getting a new home base in southwest Ontario after the provincial government announced on Friday that a $5.7 million training centre is on the way for the community of Strathroy. The centre will train students from various levels of education, with a primary focus on producing welders, […]

Skill Scrolling: Skills Ontario launches jobs, training app for skilled trades

Toronto, Ontario — Skills Ontario launched a new “career exploration” app for Android and Apple devices in December that aims to connect the province’s skilled tradespeople of all ages and skill levels with training and employment opportunities. The app puts new users through a quiz that matches them up with employment opportunities relevant to their […]

Increased Clarity: Uniban Canada hosts first glass repair training session

Hamilton, Ontario —A number of Ontario collision shop owners were treated to a masterclass in leading-edge glass repair procedure as Uniban Canada hosted its first technical training session of the year at the Driven Brands Canada technical training centre in Hamilton, Ont. The day’s programming was lead by Uniban’s dedicated technical trainer, Willy Williams, who […]

Building Your Future: Free 12-week trades program to launch early June in Windsor

Windsor, Ontario — A travelling skilled trades program has made its arrival in the heart of Canada’s auto industry and is offering students in the Windsor area a solid step forward into the world of trades. The “Tomorrow’s Trades” program had been making its rounds across Ontario over the past year, including stops in Ottawa, Sudbury […]

By the Books: CIECA forms OEM repair procedures committee, industry stakeholders welcome

Sanford, North Carolina — CIECA has announced the formation of a new Standards Development Committee focused on OEM repair procedures and build sheet data. All industry stakeholders, including CIECA and non-CIECA members, are invited to join. “CIECA’s Emerging Technologies Committee was reviewing pain points in the collision industry and determined that OEM repair procedures and build […]

Perfect Scores and More: Autobody students rock Skills Alberta Post-Secondary Provincials

Edmonton, Alberta ⁠— Post-secondary autobody repair students faced off last week at Skills Alberta’s Post-Secondary Provincial Skills Competition, where only one could be awarded the title of Alberta’s greatest young autobody repairer or automotive refinisher. The competition took place May 4 and 5, where contestants spent six hours each day demonstrating their skills at six different […]