Saskatchewan Polytechnic has announced that it is offering courses that will help collision repairers earn I-CAR Canada Individual Platinum status.
As explained by in a release, the courses will enable professionals of the collision repair industry to receive the technical training they need to be able to upgrade their skills and perform vehicle repairs as per the highest standards of the industry.
Additionally, to become an I-CAR Gold Class recognized shop, this training is necessary for the repairers. Saskatchewan Polytechnic also states that the courses required to earn I-CAR Canada status may also be eligible for the employer-driven program Canada Saskatchewan Job Grant. The institution urges employers to submit online applications for the grant for Saskatchewan Polytechnic courses as this will aid them in achieving I-CAR Gold Class recognition.
“Sask Polytech is ready to help meet the training needs of Auto Body professionals through offering courses to help shops achieve I-CAR Gold Class status,” says Paul Carter, Dean of the School of Transportation. “Registration is currently open for courses in eight roles, including Auto Body Repair Estimator and Automotive Collision Appraiser.”
“The cost of training one individual in a body shop to be an I-CAR Canada Individual Platinum employee can be over $6,500. The Canada Saskatchewan Job Grant is a terrific asset to shops that support this training for their employees who in turn become much more valuable to their shops,” says Tom Bissonnette, Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers (SAAR).
“The collaboration of Sask Polytech, SAAR and I-CAR Canada is both effective and timely,” says Andrew Shepherd, Executive Director of I-CAR Canada. “Collision repair facilities striving to be the best and to meet modern demands for vehicle repair have a terrific local resource as well as an amazing source of funding support. This approach is unique in Canada.”
Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s courses include both online training, as well as a practical shop component.