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Porsche requires I-CAR training for approval program

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October 6, 2010—I-CAR announced on Wednesday that Porsche now requires I-CAR classroom training for technicians if repair shops are to be part of the “Porsche Approved Collision Center Program.”

To be approved technicians must take the I-CAR Steel GMA (MIG) Welding Qualification Series, and the I-CAR Structural Parts Steel Welding Qualification Series, according to an I-CAR press release_notes.

Volkswagen also recently mandated a similar I-CAR training for shops to maintain the Volkswagen safety standards and specifications.

“With a strong background in some of today’s most commonly used materials and procedures, as well completion of two of I-CAR’s Welding Qualifications Series, technicians will be well-equipped to complete Porsche training and perform quality repairs on Porsche vehicles,” said Mike Kukavica, collision repair technology instructor.

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