By CRM staff
Toronto, Ontario –October 9, 2018 –– Saskatchewan Polytech is the first and only post-secondary institution recognized as a Certified Collision Care Provider in North America.
Saskatchewan Polytech’s autobody technician programs are market leaders who train students to repair vehicles to auto manufacturer specifications.
It serves 28,000 distinct students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities.
“I am thrilled to have Saskatchewan Polytech as the first institution to achieve OEM certification with Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Kia and Nissan through the new Certified Collision Care Technical Institute & Community College Certification program. This achievement demonstrates their high level of commitment to excellence in providing students with relevant, up-to-date automotive training,” said Leanne Jefferies, vice-president of Canadian Operations at Assured Performance Certified Collision Care.
Certified Collision Care manages the collision repair facility OEM certification programs for Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Nissan and Kia in Canada. Saskatchewan Polytech is the first and only post-secondary institution to be recognized for its investment in tools, equipment and training through the just-launched Certified Collision Care — Technical Institute & Community College Certification.
Saskatchewan Polytech has made the investments needed to keep pace and train students in repair techniques that meet OEM requirements.
“This is a very proud moment to showcase the level and quality of training Saskatchewan Polytech provides our autobody technician program students,” said Dr. Larry Rosia, Saskatchewan Polytech president and CEO.
To receive OEM certification Saskatchewan Polytech followed the same rigorous process as collision repair facilities. During the certification process, all compliance is documented and then verified on-site by an inspector.
It offers a one-year certificate and provides the in-school portion of apprenticeship training for the autobody technician programs. The programs provide students with a solid foundation in the knowledge and skills required to work in motor vehicle body repair and refinishing.