Axalta has announced that effective January 1, 2020, it has joined the I-CAR Sustaining Partner Program in North America.
Axalta states in a release that the company is participating in the program to help refinish students access affordable training. The students will be able to do this either virtually or in-person through one of Axalta’s many Learning and Development Centers. The refinish students will also have the opportunity to earn platinum I-CAR credit from the accreditor free-of-cost.
As explained by Axalta, the I-CAR Sustaining Partner Program aims at providing the necessary education and solutions to the collision repair industry. It also opens up avenues for future employment options for the participating technicians who are equipped with the required knowledge to deliver safe and skillful repairs to all customers.
“We are deeply committed to collision repair education. By expanding our partnership through I-CAR’s Sustaining Partner Program, we can also extend our prolific I-CAR credited course offering to customers while eliminating the I-CAR fee charged in collecting course credit from third-party instructors,” says Troy Weaver, Vice President of Axalta, Global Refinish. “This no-cost training program helps our customers keep their I-CAR recognition valid to continue to repair vehicles with the safety and repair knowledge they need to be successful.”
“I-CAR commends Axalta for its continued commitment to support I-CAR and the collision repair inter-industry by becoming one of our newest Sustaining Partners,” says Stacey Wesselink, Associate Vice President of Marketing and Segment Development. “Axalta joins the program’s mission to increase access to quality, relevant training and the innovative ways I-CAR education is delivered for both industry professionals and career and technical schools nationwide.”
Axalta has been an I-CAR partner for a long time now. The company states that it, therefore, understands the value of being able to provide I-CAR credited training courses. These courses are designed to aid customers and help collision repair technicians obtain the necessary training and certifications. Axalta’s involvement in the current Sustaining Partner Program will provide opportunities to its customers to receive training while using their own refinish brands. The customers will simultaneously be able to achieve personal training goals by earning the requisite I-CAR credits.