By Levy Joffrion
I-CAR Updates Recruiting DVD
The I-CAR Education Foundation has released an updated version of its recruiting DVD, "Smart Jobs Smart People."
It shows the collision repair process after an automobile accident and explores career opportunities of the people involved in restoring the vehicle to its pre-accident condition. The DVD also discusses some of the skills and training needed to be successful in each of these careers.
Call the Education Foundation at (888) 722-3787, Ext. 282 to obtain your copy of the DVD or for more information about other complimentary promotional items.
iATN Breaks 1 Million Message Mark
The number of messages posted in forums on the International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN) recently broke the 1 million mark.
iATN has 20 different topic-specific forums on its Web site, www.iatn.net, to meet the diverse needs of its membership that totals nearly 58,000 automotive repair professionals from 150 countries. Topics cover every aspect of the automotive service industry from technical theory and technical tips to shop management and industry issues.
Launched in 1995 as an online forum for automotive technicians to share their problems, experiences and concerns, iATN enables technicians to tap the collective experience of thousands of other technicians worldwide and often find the help they need when faced with a diagnostic dilemma.
AutoNetTV Offers Free DVD Player
One of ASA's newest member benefit providers - AutoNet TV - is offering ASA members a special incentive. The next 100 ASA members who sign up for AutoNetTV are eligible to receive a free DVD player.
AutoNetTV is an automotive television network that may be viewed in the waiting areas of service and repair centers nationwide, and the information is provided each month in DVD format.
Sean Whiffen, co-founder, AutoNetTV, said: "We've had dozens of ASA members who delayed the start of AutoNetTV by several weeks, or more, because they simply lacked the time to obtain a DVD player. We hope this promotional offering will shorten the time it takes to begin educating customers, and provide results sooner to the shop owner."
To learn more about AutoNetTV or any of the more than 35 other ASA member benefits, download the ASA Benefits Portfolio at www.ASAOnDemand.com or call ASA at (800) 272-7467, ext. 295.
Automotive Video Plans Conference
Automotive Video Inc., which provides diagnostic training to the automotive repair industry, has announced that registration is open for its 2008 training conference. The weekend event will be held Jan. 10-13 at Fort Myers Beach, Fla.
Among instructors will be Mike Cleary, Wayne Collona, Paul DeGuiseppi, John Forro, Bill Fulton, Bill Haas, Dave Hobbs, Mike Herbert, Tony Molla, Doug Montgomery, Margie Seyfer, John Thornton, Craig and Deb Van Batenburg, Jim Wilson and George Witt.
It won't be all work and no play, though. There will be a casino night and dinner, as well as opportunities to relax on the beach.
For more information, call (800) 718-7246 or visit www.aviconference.com.
ALLDATA, Chief Integrate Systems
ALLDATA and Chief Automotive Technologies have announced the integration of ALLDATA Collision data with selected Chief computerized measuring systems.
Branded as the Chief "VIP" (Vehicle Information Portal) solution and exclusively available to ALLDATA and Chief customers, the product allows collision shops access to original equipment manufacturer information needed to make estimates and repairs on today's complex vehicles.
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