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The Group to hold Winter Training Conference in Florida
December 13, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Group Training Academy is partnering with AVI for a Winter Training Conference scheduled for Jan. 16-18 at AVI world headquarters in Fort Myers, Florida. The three-day session will feature technical and management training from the auto care industry’s leading

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Apprenticeship administrators to meet in Calgary in May
December 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The 2020 National Apprenticeship Conference will be held May 24 to 26, 2020 in Calgary, Alta. The biennial event, organized by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) brings together members from every corner of Canada’s apprenticeship community to highlight promising practices

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Toyota Canada makes largest single donation to a Canadian university
December 10, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) is partnering with the University of Waterloo to advance engineering education. Supported by a $2.1 million investment, the largest single donation by TMMC to any Canadian University, the partnership will launch a unique undergraduate engineering

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How indigenous youth could help solve the labour crisis
December 2, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) says indigenous youth are a largely untapped resource in overcoming the skilled labour shortage. A new report – Promoting Careers in the Skilled Trades to Indigenous Youth in Canada – offers views on how to

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53 techs honoured at ASE annual meeting
November 26, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Fifty-three automotive professionals were recognized at the fall board of governors meeting of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). The Nov. 13 event, held at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Ariz., included an awards banquet

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Registration open for 2020 Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo
November 25, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Midwest Auto Care Alliance has opened registration for the Vision Hi-Tech Training and Expo in Kansas City, Kansas. The event will be held March 5-8 at Overland Park Convention Center, featuring over 100 educational sessions featuring leading business management

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Alberta shop offers high school trade awards
November 21, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Namao Auto & RV Repair is celebrating 15 years of giving out annual awards to high school students who have a demonstrated interest and talent for skilled trades. Since 2005, the shop in Sturgeon County, Alta., has given out $500

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U of Aftermarket Foundation names new officers
November 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) board of trustees has elected its incoming slate of officers. They are: Chairman – Robert Egan, MAAP, Egan & Associates Senior Vice Chairman – John R. Washbish, MAAP, president and CEO, Aftermarket Auto

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Schrader launches new training academy and eTraining courses
November 15, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Schrader TPMS Solutions has launched a new training brand – Schrader Academy – part of an E-Training course initiative. Schrader Academy is the new brand for all of Schrader’s TPMS training materials, and training initiatives. The brand intends to create

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Ontario colleges to increase partnerships with private trainers
November 15, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Ontario government says its new policy on college partnerships will strengthen the province’s workforce. The policy, which expands partnership agreements between Ontario’s colleges and private trainers, is designed to produce a more highly qualified workforce, Ontario’s colleges said today.

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Dorman to launch new training program
November 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Mike Kealey, executive vice president, commercial for Dorman Products, announced an ambitious new program to offer hands-on training to the aftermarket. The company will continue to offer online training, but is augmenting it with in-class training that will discuss real

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Commentary: Turning talk into action
November 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

No one thinks solving the current labour crisis is child’s play… but there are similarities.