Category: Education

BASF Supports Refinish Training Program at Guilford College in North Carolina

July 19th, 2019 by

BASF announced its support for the automotive refinish training facility at Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) in Greensboro, N.C. BASF supported the efforts to open the 29,000-square-foot training center on Guilford’s campus that continues to host classes each quarter, including R-M and Glasurit certification, buffing, and color matching. With three downdraft prep booths set up

TechForce Foundation to Benefit from Las Vegas Concours

July 19th, 2019 by

The Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance has named TechForce Foundation as the charity beneficiary of its Opening Night Gala on Friday, October 25, at the Keep Memories Alive event venue in downtown Las Vegas. This extravaganza will welcome hundreds of car enthusiasts and those who value and support technical education. The Gala will be part of

IGONC Sponsors North Carolina Automotive Apprentice Program

July 19th, 2019 by

Written by Chasidy Rae Sisk for Autobody News In an effort to reduce the tech shortage problem, the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) is sponsoring the North Carolina Automotive Apprenticeship Program. Employers can participate at no cost and students can obtain a free education while earning wages at a part-time job. “The North

IGONC Sponsors NC Automotive Apprentice Program

June 19th, 2019 by

IGONC Sponsors NC Automotive Apprentice Program By Chasidy Rae Sisk   In an effort to reduce the ongoing tech shortage problem plaguing the automotive industry, the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) is sponsoring the North Carolina Automotive Apprenticeship Program. Employers can participate at no cost, and students can obtain a free education while

ASTE Update

March 15th, 2019 by

We are several months away from ASTE, but we are almost complete with a speaker lineup, as of today for management seminars we have booked; Rick White, Ron Ipach, Jim Silverman, Jimmy Lea, Chris Cloutier, Danny Sanchez, Kyle Eisenberg & Kim Walker. Technical trainers include; Keith Glasgow, John Forro, Craig Van Battenberg, Dirk Fuchs, TJ

IGONC Member Lucas Underwood Honored at Vision

March 15th, 2019 by

IGONC member Lucas Underwood of L & N Performance Automotive in Blowing Rock, NC is pictured far right was recently recognized at Vision for his efforts to progress our industry by moderating the ASOG Auto Shop Owners Group on Facebook. Also in the picture is Chris Kern (far left) and Scott Pelava (middle) Lucas also

SkillsUSA Students Meet with Federal Legislators to Advocate for Career and Technical Education

February 11th, 2019 by

Estimating Tip: CCC, Mitchell & Audatex – Quick Reference Chart Moldings and Decal Operations DEG has made a quick reference chart showing included and not included operations for moldings and decals for repair situations. http://degweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Quick-Reference-moldings-and-decals.xlsx OEM service information may indicate a part is Non Reusable. Additionally All three Estimating IP’s recognize this with a note

IGONC’s Revived ASTE Yields Great Responses by Chasidy Rae Sisk of Autobody News

October 17th, 2017 by

Friday, 13 October 2017 17:00 IGONC’s Revived ASTE Yields Great Responses Written by Chasidy Rae Sisk Hiester Automotive was voted “Most Outstanding Booth” by attendees. (Pictured: Gary Summerfield of IGONC, Wanda Hinnant & Steve Jones of Heister Automotive). The Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina(IGONC) hosted its 2017 Automotive Service and Technology Expo (ASTE) on Sept. 29–30

DEG ESTIMATING TIPS

August 31st, 2017 by

Mitchell – Pre Scan and Post Repair Scan  Mitchell has now included Pre and Post Repair Scan to its estimating system software. These lines can be access thru the “Ref Sheet >>> Additional Operations >>> Diagnostics” or Quick Code #’s 931127 for Pre Repair Scan and or 931128 for Post Repair Scan. It’s still up