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Schrader launches new TPMS training course with giveaway
March 17, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Schrader TPMS Solutions has launched a free TPMS e-Training course on its Schrader Academy platform, along with a chance to win a Schrader Anniversary shop stool. The company, an aftermarket brand of Sensata Technologies, opened the Schrader Academy in November

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CAF partners to promote trades to women
March 12, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) has partnered with Build A Dream, an initiative to attract, encourage, and empower female students tp pursue careers in skilled trades, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), emergency response, and entrepreneurship. Build A Dream will be

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Help yourself! Donuts power training event in Kansas City
March 6, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Attendees at the Midwest Auto Care Association’s annual Vision training conference in Kansas City may be hungry for knowledge, but the Garage Gurus at DRiV know they also need something a little tastier. The Vision Hi-Tech Training and Expo

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Ed Coates foundation donates $25,000 in equipment to trade schools
March 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Ed Coates Memorial Foundation has donated a brand-new hoist and metal lathe to the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District 42 Trades Program. The new hoist was installed into Maple Ridge Secondary School this month. Samuel Robertson Technical

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Change expert to address CAF conference
February 28, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Leadership and change expert Cheryl Cran will address the 2020 National Apprenticeship Conference, taking place May 24-26 in Calgary, Alta. Organizers say Cran’s research into the future of work, technology, innovation, and generational impact will give attendees data and strategies to help

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ASE redefines mission for tech age
February 27, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has found a new mission for an increasingly tech-focused automotive repair industry. According to a newly announced mission statement, the institute will now endeavour “to serve the transportation industry as an independent

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Feds to fund new women-in-skills program
February 26, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The federal government of Canada says it is taking steps to encourage young Canadians to explore careers in the trades. Labour Minister Filomena Tassi, and Employment, Workforce Development, and Disability Inclusion Minister Carla Qualtrough have launched a project designed to

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GM training manager to lead ASE Education Foundation
February 25, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The ASE Education Foundation has announced the officers for its 2020 board of directors. The new chairman is Chris Wallace, technical training integration manager for General Motors. Vice chairman Ted Hood is the division sales manager of Genuine Parts Company.

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Ford to train on the new Mustang using Bosch VR tech
February 20, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Ford is set to start using a VR solution developed by Bosch to train technicians on the new Mustang Mach-E. Technicians will be able to see how the new all-electric vehicle works, and what they need to know about

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ATMC announces new officers
February 7, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The ASE Training Managers Council (ATMC) has announced the new officers and members for its 2020 board of directors. The new chairwoman is Laura Lyons, president and CEO, ATech Training. Vice chairman is Glenn Dahl, manager – technical development, Bridgestone

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Auction proceeds benefit SEMA scholarship
February 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Specialty Equipment and Motor Association (SEMA) Memorial Scholarship fund was the big winner recently when Jeff Allen of Flat 12 Gallery got a record-breaking price for a one-of-a-kind build at the annual Barrett Jackson Auction. All $150,000 of the

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Technology placing new demands on technicians’ time: research
January 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The rapid pace of changing technology has put automotive technicians in time crunch, according to a new study by IMR Inc. The Illinois-based research company says the core challenge is simply to keep up with system changes and diagnostic procedures.