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News   February 2, 2006   by Auto Service World

Professional organizations support CarFixWORLD Career Forum


Much of the automotive service provider industry has quickly come on board to support CarFix Career Forum, the educational and career oriented program that has been integrated into the rapidly growing trade event.
Now scheduled for three days, Sept 29–Oct 1, 2006 at Toronto’s National Trade Centre, CarFixWORLD has added a Friday opening to accommodate students at the request of its 22-member industry advisory committee.
Several organizations, both national and Ontario-based have indicated their support for the establishment of the show, especially as an annual event to showcase the service profession.
“CarFixWORLD is taking a strong step to help position automotive service and repair as an exciting professional choice,” notes John Norris, the executive director of the Hamilton District Autobody Repair Association (HARA).
At the January meeting of the National Automotive Trades Association (NATA) held in Mississauga, Ont., Bob Telford, publisher and John McLean, event manager from the Business Information Group (BIG) presented CarFixWORLD’s plans to the receptive group.
As a national voice for the sector, NATA applauds the event’s commitment to actively encouraging young people to attend via strong financial support and incentives. According to John Scissons the executive director of NATA as well as manager of SAAR, the Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers, “CarFixWORLD’s commitment to education and recruitment is great for the industry. NATA plans to pitch in and help ensure the show’s success.”
Bill Burkimsher, the executive director of AARO, the Automotive Aftermarket Retailers of Ontario notes that his organization is eager to see CarFixWORLD become an annual event.
“We are eager for young people to see the entire industry, so they perceive automotive aftermarket as an attractive career opportunity. At the same time, technicians already involved can update their knowledge about the latest products and techniques.”
CarFixWORLD will take place on Friday, September 29, Saturday September 30 and Sunday, October 1, 2006 at the National Trade Centre in Toronto. The Events Division of Business Information Group, a strong participant in Canada’s automotive aftermarket, produces the event. For more information, visit CarFixWorld.com.


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