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I-CAR Invests $2.6M to Enhance Training System

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Dec. 9, 2013—I-CAR announced on Friday that it has invested $2.6 million into a partnership with IBM Kenexa to develop new and more efficient methods of delivering its training content to the repair industry.

The investment signals an overhaul of the organization’s training system, changes that went live Monday.

The new system, I-CAR said, improves training development, delivery, and learning effectiveness for vehicle technology by partnering with IBM Kenexa to create a new learning content management system.

The goal is to “greatly improve development, delivery, and quality of collision repair training offered to the industry.”

“Vehicle manufacturers continue to launch a growing number of new models and technologies, and I-CAR is keeping pace to support the evolving training needs of the industry,” said John Van Alstyne, I-CAR CEO and president.

The new training system “simplifies management of curriculum content and will significantly reduce the time needed to develop or update courses, allowing I-CAR to bring more relevant training to the industry at a much faster rate,” according to the press release_notes.

Other key points of the new system include:

  • Improve student learning comprehension and retention.
  • Enhance the quality of class content with HD-quality videos and improved interactivity.
  • Offer modern educational features such as more intuitive online navigation.

The first online course to debut with the new training system is the all-new Introduction to Carbon Fiber class. In all, 40 courses will be added on Dec. 16 with over 100 planned for release before the end of 2015.

For more information on the new system visit the I-CAR website.

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