PPG has joined the recently formed I-CAR Sustaining Partner program.
I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing the information, knowledge and skills training required for technicians to perform complete, safe and quality automotive repairs. The Sustaining Partner program is a long-term initiative that engages the collision industry’s leading suppliers to support I-CAR in its value-driven technician training opportunities. The program’s goal is to generate additional funding that will help decrease the cost of delivering I-CAR quality training to collision repairers and increase financial support to vocational institutions. PPG says its participation as a Sustaining Partner underscores the company’s commitment to I-CAR’s efforts.
“We greatly appreciate PPG’s support of both I-CAR and our industry by becoming an I-CAR Sustaining Partner,” said Nick Notte, I-CAR senior vice president, sales. “This important initiative is designed to help address the collision repair industry’s shortage of technicians and expand training opportunities throughout the Inter-Industry. It also makes I-CAR training more accessible and affordable for career and technical school students across the country, which helps advance I-CAR’s mission.”
The Sustaining Partner program provides tangible benefits to partners through access to information, course content and marketing opportunities. Collision repair professionals and students benefit by greater access to quality education and knowledge sources and subsequent employment opportunities and advancements.
“This is a classic win-win situation for I-CAR, PPG, the entire collision repair industry and our customers,” said Tom Wolf, PPG director business development, U.S. and Canada. “PPG already has the most comprehensive training program in the industry, so we understand the importance of proper training at every point of a technician’s career. Now, with our support, I-CAR’s training will be more available and financially attractive to today’s — and tomorrow’s — technicians. By joining the Sustaining Partner program, we are taking the appropriate steps to ensure the future of quality collision repair.”