Axalta, a key player in the automotive and refinish industry, received accreditation for its Refinish Learning and Development programs in the United States from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
This recognition from ASE is an acknowledgement that Axalta’s training programs meet the level of excellence set by the ASE organization. It additionally validates that Axalta has structured the programs with clear and concise learning objectives and competencies.
“We are continually raising the standards to train and educate automotive professionals today and for generations to come,” says Troy Weaver, Vice President of Axalta North America Refinish. “This program enables us to provide significant value to our customers through our continued commitment to excellence in the development of highly-trained technicians within the automotive repair and service industry.”
Axalta’s state-of-art Learning Campus provides customers with a three-tier learning experience. Besides face-to-face instructor-led classrooms, the training programs also include live virtual training and e-Learning modules. In a release by the company, Axalta says that its focus and dedication in building a strong, world-class training program has played an important role in earning the distinction as an ASE Accredited Training Provider.
The company’s training programs are available in 11 Learning and Development Centers in North America. Based on customer needs, Axalta also offers the programs in an office or shop, online through AxaltaLearningCampus.com, or through a mix of blended learning methods. Programs are available for different members of the collision repair industry, such as refinishers, body shop technicians, managers and owners, among others.
Depending on their specific needs, Axalta’s customers have the option to choose between taking a single course or earn a Master Certification on the successful completion of at least four courses using Cromax, Spies Hecker or Standox. Additionally, they can simultaneously earn I-CAR credit hours on many courses.
ASE, a non-profit organization established in 1972, is responsible for defining the automotive repair and service industry Continuing Automotive Service Education (CASE) quality standards. The organization conducts voluntary accreditation through a strict application and educational evaluation process.