Mr. Robert Hattem, president and COO of UAP Inc., announced the launch of the NAPA Centre of Excellence, an online training centre for Canada’s automotive aftermarket industry.
More than 20,000 industry workers are likely to benefit from the services and programs available at the centre. Thanks to an agreement with CARS, the NAPA Centre of Excellence currently offers on its Website (www.napaexcellence.ca) more than 200 technical or specialized management courses that are on video, given by certified trainers and accessible at any time (24/7) in both French and English.
“A great deal of technological change has taken place over the past several years in the automotive industry and the trend will only gather speed as we go forward. The NAPA Centre of Excellence is designed to allow all of our customers and their employees across Canada as well the employees of our nearly 600 corporate and associate stores to master this new technology in order to always provide Canadian drivers with the best service available in our industry,” said Mr. Robert Hattem. “The NAPA Centre of Excellence’s experts will help subscribed customers assess their personnel’s training needs and design appropriate skills development programs. They will also provide technical support to assist our customers in the use of this new leading-edge training service.”
Professional development has become a major issue in the automotive aftermarket industry and the creation of a first-class online training centre accessible by any computer on the Internet is the best solution for meeting the industry’s needs in every corner of the country.