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I-CAR to Offer Training, Debut New Technology Course at SEMA

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Oct. 30, 2013—I-CAR announced Wednesday that it will offer numerous training opportunities to attendees of the SEMA Show, including the premiere of its newest course, Vehicle Technology and Trends 2014 (NEW14).

SEMA is  set for Nov. 5–8, and I-CAR will present 11 courses from its Professional Development Program (PDP).

NEW14 will cover industry trends and technologies that are arising in North America, Asia and Europe, as well as features and technologies found in new vehicles. Other areas the course will cover is repair procedures for aluminum structures, ultra-high-strength steel and carbon fiber, as well as new vehicle designs, safety features, collision-warning systems and alternative fuel systems.

NEW14 will be available during the SEMA show, but does not officially launch until Dec. 16.

“The automotive industry’s rapid advancements in vehicle technology require up-to-date collision repair training, since repair procedures can now sometimes change significantly even from one model year to the next,” said Josh McFarlin, director of curriculum and product development for I-CAR. “I-CAR’s role-relevant training at SEMA will highlight the technologies and procedures collision repair professionals need to know to perform complete and safe repairs on the newest vehicles and technologies.”

I-CAR will also offer the following classes at SEMA:

  • Structural Straightening Steel (SSS01)
  • Mechanical Systems Analysis (DAM03)
  • Damage Analysis of Advanced Automotive Systems (DAM07)
  • Plastic and Composite Repair (PLA03)
  • Waterborne Products, Systems, and Application (REF07)
  • Aluminum-Intensive Vehicle Repairs (ALI01)
  • Stationary Glass (GLA02)
  • Hazardous Materials, Personal Safety, and Refinish Safety (WKR01)
  • Replacement of Steel Unitized Structures (SPS10)

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