Tag Archives: training

Tomorrow’s world – ITAS

ITAS, specialists in bodyshop training, software and auditing, has opened the doors of its new Training Academy in Milton Keynes. Set across two floors, the 33,000sqft training centre has been designed from the ground up to meet the needs of tomorrow’s automotive technicians. bodyshop magazine went along to find out more. ITAS, part of DAC Holdings, is a trusted training […]

PAAS increases its alternative fuel training

PAAS Ltd has been granted permission by IMI Awards to deliver the QCF Level 3 Hybrid Vehicle Practical Assessment, this is in addition to the QCF Level 2 Hybrid Awareness that they have been delivering at repairers’ sites since 2011. Phil Archer, managing director of PAAS Ltd said, ‘This is a great opportunity, and we are very pleased to add […]

Free collision repair training resources

Chief Automotive Technologies has added best practices guides, how-to videos and other educational materials to its website, chiefautomotive.com, to help collision repair professionals keep up with the evolving industry. ‘In the rapidly changing collision repair field, you have to continually educate yourself to stay ahead of the curve,’ said Bob Holland, director of collision sales in North and South America for Chief parent company […]

ECP invests in major training programme

Euro Car Parts is investing over half a million pounds in a major technical training programme that will deliver around 300 events by the end of 2015 involving 225 nationwide branch locations. The company anticipates the initiative will attract in excess of 300 technical representatives from workshops and bodyshops across the UK, enabling them to stay abreast of new developments, […]

Developing talent for tomorrow – Training

There is currently a big focus within the bodyshop sector on the training of apprentices and upskilling existing personnel. Here, bodyshop’s Padraig Mallett takes a closer look at the training that currently exists and what is being done to overcome an emerging skills gap within the sector. Two-time winner of bodyshop’s education award, Riverpark Training and Development is a training […]

Home and dry – Drying feature

Whether it be paint, processes or products, curing and drying is crucial to the speed of turnaround. bodyshop’s Padraig Mallett talks drying systems with the experts to find out more. The bottleneck within a traditional bodyshop has typically been the spraybooth. With the rapid turnaround of vehicles constantly under scrutiny, the ‘paint’ element, and in particular drying, has come under […]

The measure on straightening

With the demands for efficiency at an all-time high within the sector, bodyshop’s Padraig Mallett takes a look at the equipment, tools and training available to ensure accurate, consistent and speedy straightening results. According to data, the severity of accident damage is reducing and the number of write-offs is increasing. The amount of ‘heavy’ accident work may be decreasing however it […]

Automotive industry behind on training

Those in the automotive industry are least likely to receive training while automotive workers, above most other sectors, believe training is essential to their jobs In time for Adult Learners’ Week 2015, a new survey has revealed how professionals working in the automotive sector are one of the least likely to receive training at work, despite believing constant development is […]

IMI takes diagnostic training online

IMI has launched a series of online vehicle diagnostics training modules, funded by digital solutions charity Jisc. The resources will be free to access through the IMI’s eLearning platform, acquired in 2014 by the IMI. They are aimed at individuals with a background in car maintenance and level three qualifications, providing technicians with an opportunity to brush up their diagnostic […]

Older drivers must embrace technology

Older drivers need to be helped to stay safe on the roads for as long as possible through a combination of training and technology, according to the AA Charitable Trust. Today Edmund King, director of the AA Charitable Trust and Visiting Professor of Transport at Newcastle University, will address the subject at the Transport Matters Event at Newcastle University to […]

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