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I–CAR Hits 35-Year Mark

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July 1, 2014—The Inter-industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I–CAR) celebrated its 35th anniversary on Monday.

Formed in 1979 in response to the advent of the unibody, I–CAR aims to provide collision repair education with a technical focus. Today, the organization boasts nearly 178 courses, which have served nearly 9,000 businesses and 56,000 students.

In addition to developing and delivering technical training programs to those in the collision industry, I–CAR provides repairability technical knowledge resources and related support services through its Repairability Technical Support Initiative, started this year.

“I–CAR has worked hard over the years to expand our relevance to the collision repair industry with a focus on building the knowledge and skills necessary to support complete, safe and quality repairs,” said John Van Alstyne, I–CAR president and CEO. “We believe in excellence and we are committed to the ongoing success of our industry. Thus we are helping prepare the industry for the accelerating period of vehicle technology change we are just entering, we are encouraging industry-wide commitment to the Learning Culture this technology shift requires, and we are focused on better educating the consumer.”

For more information about I–CAR, visit i-car.com.

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