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Feature   April 1, 2008   by Auto Service World

Atlantic Automotive Industry welcomes CARSability

The Canadian Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) council’s skills assessment tool was given a warm reception at the Nova Scotia Automotive Industry 8th Annual Awards.

“The automotive industry needs innovative HR tools to help small and medium owners assess and develop their employees. It’s important, now more than ever, to be able to benchmark the skills on the shop floor and turn training into business growth,” said Corrie Robley, executive director of the Nova Scotia Automotive Human Resource Sector Council, the host organization of the event, in his remarks.

The event, held at Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax, marked a milestone in the rollout of CARSability, the new tool designed to help automotive service and repair facilities get the best return on their training investment dollar.

“We’re very excited by the warm reception we have received in Atlantic Canada and Central Ontario when we recently launched CARSability. It has taken four years to develop CARSability, and we are very excited by the industry’s response and the number of accounts that have already been already set up,” says Jennifer Steeves, executive director of the CARS Council. “There has been such a terrific commitment level from Maritimers, where some 72 industry employees participated in the development of the tool. We are very pleased to now be able to present the completed tool to those who participated and to their colleagues.”

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