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COMMITMENT TO TRAINING INITIATIVE

The Commitment to Training initiative gives you the chance to connect with other automotive professionals who share your passion for training. By joining our community, you’ll get access to the latest industry news, cutting-edge resources, expert tips and free training events. Get started by browsing the exclusive content we offer below.

Brought to you by Nace Automechanika Chicago and Motor Age, ABRN and Aftermarket Business World, you will find a wealth of exclusive content offered throughout the program.

 

The Industry’s Best Training Under One Roof 

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NACE Automechanika Chicago kicks off July 26 with a full slate of the industry’s best trainers leading the courses you need to take to be successful technicians, owners and managers. With vehicle technology changing faster than ever, stay up-to-date on techniques, processes and more, with classes covering diagnostics, hybrids, diesels, brake service, A/C and all of the business, management and marketing training you could want!

Come learn from John Thornton, Craig Van Batenburg, Danny Sanchez, G. Jerry Truglia, Bobby Bassett, Vin Waterhouse, Bob Greenwood and others from Federal-Mogul Motorparts, Standard Motor Products, Mitchell 1, CARQUEST Technical Institute and many more!

The best part is when you register through our sites, each mechanical technical and management course you sign up for is offered to you at NO COST thanks to the support of manufacturer sponsors

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COMMITMENT TO TRAINING NEWSLETTER

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Our newsletter covers important training topics in these areas:

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COMMITMENT TO TRAINING GROUPS

NACE AUTOMECHANIKA CHICAGO

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Learn More: What you need to know about NACE Automechanika Chicago 2017 

Curious about what the NACE Automechanika Chicago letter of intent means? Read more about the letter and how two great shows, NACE and Automechanika Chicago, are bringing the amazing lineups of collision and mechanical training to the industry in July 2017. With comments from the Automotive Service Association, UBM and Messe Frankfurt, this is what you need to know about the letter of intent.

COMMITMENT TO TRAINING RESOURCES

TRAINING EVENTS

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Washtenaw Community College

May 14, 2016

Ann Arbor, MI

Classes include Business Succession Planning, How to Diagnose P0420s and P043s Catalyst, Aluminum Welding and more.

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Fox Valley Technical College

Oct. 15, 2016

Appleton, WI

Classes include Service Counter Selling Skills, Vehicle Technology and Trends, Practical Electrical & Scope Techniques and more.

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Joliet Junior College

Nov. 19, 2016

Joliet, IL

Classes include Financial Best Practices, How to Diagnose P0420s and P0430s, Technician Shortage: How to Grow Your Own and more.

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FREE YOUTUBE VIDEO TRAINING PLAYLIST

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Check out our playlist of nearly 100 automotive training videos presented by industry veteran and Motor Age Technical Editor Pete Meier.

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SERVICE REPAIR WHITEPAPERS AND RESOURCE GUIDES

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Focus on Telematics

Telematics can provide you new ways to improve customer service, open new avenues to educate your customers about their vehicles and repair options and create broader customer reach.

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Focus on Repair Shop SOPs

Creating and implementing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are the best ways to ensure each employee knows the proper method of performing various jobs throughout the shop.

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SERVICE REPAIR WEBINARS AND TRAINING VIDEOS

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Reprogramming With J-2534

Reprogramming a module can be a daunting task the first time you try. If you don't follow the procedure correctly, you could turn that expensive ECU into an expensive paperweight. This webinar from Motor Age and TST will cover OE websites, what software to have and NOT have on your laptop, how to update your J-2534 software, updating the firmware, finding the correct computer information, what battery maintainer to use, how to look up information, how to prevent module and computer failure, when to program and more.

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Everyday Electrical Troubleshooting

Presented by Pete Meier, director of training with Motor Age, and G. Jerry Truglia, president of Technicians Service Training (TST), this webinar covers essential testing techniques to speed up your electrical diagnosis and even find problems that are disguising themselves as electrical faults. Learn why reading voltage on the ground side of a circuit is a bad thing, how current can be used to test a variety of issues, tricks for locating parasitic battery drains and more!

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Battery, Starter, Charging Syster Testing Webinar

Now is your chance to improve your knowledge of the battery and charging system on today’s vehicles and learn testing you can use right away to help your customers. After all, a vehicle that won’t start is one of the fastest ways your customers’ days can be ruined. Watch and learn from our experts – G. Jerry Truglia with TST and Pete Meier – as they teach you a variety of methods for battery and charging system testing as well as educate you on the common causes of premature battery and alternator failures. Starting with a simple DVOM test and moving up to capacitance testing and DSO testing, you will walk away with the actual tests you can perform in your shop.

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Diagnosing Drivability With Global OBDII

How much do you really know about the modes and methodology of Global OBDII? This standardized platform is capable of helping you diagnose nearly any drivability problem you may come across if you understand its true potential! Join top trainers Pete Meier with Motor Age and G. Jerry Truglia with TST as they show you all 10 modes of OBDII and explain what each brings to the diagnostic table. The pair use the same information they will share with you in many of their own diagnostic processes.

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COLLISION WHITEPAPERS AND RESOURCE GUIDES

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Nitrogen Plastic Welding

Both owners and techs can benefit from the addition of nitrogen plastic welding. From an additional revenue stream to proving yourself as a valued and skilled employee, those are just a few of the many benefits. With this whitepaper and how-to information, you will learn the skills and processes involved in nitrogen plastic welding.

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Employing the Right Training

Simply investing time into the right training for your shop and putting forth the effort to have all of the appropriate employees complete it ensures the business will stay on the right track. One way to go about training is to utilize resources from experts in the field. In this whitepaper, learn tips on not only how to find the right training for your collision repair facility but also to learn better ways to care for matte or low-gloss finishes.

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Fight Corrosion, Win The revenue

There are many benefits to having your estimators include cavity wax in their repair plan and making sure your technicians follow the simple application steps. In this whitepaper, you will learn the steps to applying cavity wax, when to use the product and how you can benefit from using it from a business perspective, including that cavity wax is not included in Paint & Material costs but is a non-included billable item.

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COLLISION REPAIR WEBINARS AND TRAINING VIDEOS

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Welding Techniques for Today’s Shops

As part of our Commitment to Training, ABRN will prepare you for welding on today’s vehicles and the variety of metals you will face. From a look at the right equipment to a discussion on aluminum welding techniques and how they differ from steel, you need to watch this webinar to become a top welder for your shop.

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  • Tracking Paint and Material Costs for Improved Profitability

    ABRN, in partnership with lean material management expert Jim Compton, will walk you through the process of dissecting your shop’s P&M costs and provide simple steps for cost management. Learn what KPIs and numbers are most important to monitor, the value training can have on your P&M profits and how to get your staff on board and involved in the process.

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GFS Webinar

Join us for "Proper Paint Booth Operation," where you will learn how to: properly prep a vehicle before painting, improve your booth’s spray zone, achieve balanced booth pressure and maintain optimal booth performance. This webinar will help you best position your collision repair shop to be the leader in your area when it comes to effectively and effeciently painting your customers' vehicles.

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AFTERMARKET BUSINESS WORLD RESEARCH

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Doing Business Overseas 

The automotive market is growing not only within the U.S., but especially on a global scale. "Doing Business Overseas" is an overview of what you need to know and where you need to go to broaden your product’s reach and to bring in new product to your distribution chain. Learn about markets to consider and those to avoid because of tariffs, regulations and more.

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Aftermarket Business World Professional Research

While some millennials place vehicle ownership low on their list of priorities, this segment not only now is who your are hiring, but it also is a growing portion of consumers. Additionally, for years women have made up the majority of decision-makers when it comes to vehicle repairs. Two studies available from Aftermarket Business World, bring you the facts and figures you need to make buying decisions for your business and to educate your customers. 

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FREE AUTOMOTIVE TRAINING EVENTS

January 11-12

CIC Meeting and SCRS Open Board Meeting | Hilton Palm Springs

Palm Springs, California

January 23-26, 2017

2017 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week |
The Mirage

Las Vegas, Nevada

February 15-18

MACS (Mobile Air Conditioning Society Worldwide) | Anaheim Marriott

Anaheim, California

March 2-5

VISION Hi-Tech Training and Expo | Overland Park Convention Center 

Overland Park, Kansas

 

March 10-12

2017 I-CAR Volunteer & Instructor Conference

LaJolla, California

March 24-26

Automotive Training Expo (ATE) | Doubletree Hotel SeaTac

SeaTac, Washington

March 25

Technicians Service Training (TST) Big Event | Westchester Marriott

Tarrytown, New York

April 9-12

2017 ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference | Kansas City Mariott Downtown

Kansas City, Missouri

 

July 26-29

NACE Automechanika Chicago |
McCormick Place West

Chicago, Illinois

September 22-24

Chicago Area Networking (C.A.N.) Conference | Westin Chicago
Northwest

Chicago, Illinois

October 31 - November 2

AVI Conference and AAPEX |
Sands Convention Center

Las Vegas, Nevada

October 31 - November 3

SEMA | Las Vegas Convention Center

Las Vegas, Nevada