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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.

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Exhibit space is sold out for upcoming MACS show
January 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Exhibit space for the Mobile Air Conditioning Society’s 2020 training event and trade show is sold out. The event, which will take place Feb. 20-22 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., will feature 69 exhibitors

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ACC to meet in Times Square, NYC in May
December 20, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Communications Council (ACC) will hold its annual conference in Times Square in New York City on May 5-6. The highlight of the conference will include an in-depth tour of the TED Talk Headquarters. “Being in NYC, we have

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Classes filling up for Vision 2020 training
December 19, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Classes for the upcoming Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo in Kansas City are filling quickly. Organizers are encouraging prospective attendees to sign up now or risk being shut out of their preferred classes. Vision offers a variety of management and technical

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MACS to host automotive software boot camp
December 18, 2019 by Allan Janssen

The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide will sponsor the Automotive Software and Electronics Boot Camp with Dr. Mark Quarto Quarto in partnership with FutureTech Auto at the MACS training center in Lansdale, PA March 23-27, 2020. This training is

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APD Training Division caps off a record year
December 16, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Automotive Parts Distributors ( APD ) reports that over 753 students participated in its training classes, offered in Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Lloydminster over the calendar year. These technical class numbers don’t include the online courses offered through APD’s programs.

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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