Category: Education

Automotive Scholarships Application Deadline Extended to April 30

March 17th, 2020 by

The University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) has extended the deadline to apply for automotive scholarships at its Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship Central website at www.AutomotiveScholarships.com to April 30, 2020. “Because schools and colleges throughout the country have closed due to increasing concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, many students are unable to get access to […]

Principal for a Day – BY IGONC President John Hill

November 20th, 2019 by

Ever wonder what a school principal does with their days? I thought I knew the answers, yet much of what I thought they did is the easy stuff. Each year the Guilford Education Alliance hosts “Principal for a Day”, where community members spend the morning shadowing a Guilford County School principal.  I was assigned to […]

Time for your Apprentice? by IGONC President John Hill

October 21st, 2019 by

Hopefully you were able to attend ASTE and gain from the experience. What a great event! It is always so exciting  to see all of your industry friends and terrific instructors gathered in one place, all for the goal of improving  businesses and lives. Thanks to the entire team of staff (Bob & Tricia) and […]

Know Your Rights: Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act Toolkit

October 21st, 2019 by

The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (MMWA) (15 U.S.C. § 2301 et seq.) is a federal law enacted by Congress in 1975, which governs warranties on consumer products and establishes disclosure standards for written warranties. The law was established to address the issue of manufacturers using disclaimers on warranties in manners that were unfair or misleading to […]

IGONC Seeks High School Seniors and Shops for 2020-2021 Automotive Apprenticeship Program

September 17th, 2019 by

Raleigh, NC (September 17, 2019) – The Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) is seeking current high school seniors interested in pursuing a successful automotive career for participation in the 2020-2021 North Carolina Automotive Apprenticeship Program. Apprentices in the program receive a free education through the North Carolina Community College system while gaining on-the-job […]

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 […]