PHILADELPHIA (March 30, 2016) — The Automotive Service Association (ASA), with the support of ASA Pennsylvania, has scheduled a training program to take place April 8-9 at the DoubleTree Airport Hotel in Philadelphia.
The event will begin Friday with a full-day management session dedicated to shop owners and managers, followed by service repair training for technicians and service advisors on Saturday. Both days include AMi-approved course content, ASA said.
Management training on April 8 will be led by Bob Greenwood, president/CEO, Automotive Aftermarket E-Learning Centre Ltd. His workshop, titled “Profitability Secrets That Dramatically Build Your Bottom Line,” has been approved for credit by AMi.
Registration for management training also includes admission to the technical training sessions on April 9.
Technical training will include sessions with Donny Seyfer, co-owner, Seyfer Automotive Inc.; Scot Manna, owner, MB Automotive Inc.; and Bill Haas, president, Haas Performance Consulting. Attendees may choose their sessions with each of these trainers and receive AMi credit.
Registration for both sessions is $300 for ASA members and $350 for non members. Registration for the technical session alone is $200 for ASA members and $250 for non-members.
In addition to the management and tech service repair training, I-CAR will offer a full-day class for collision repair, titled “Vehicle Technology & Trends 2016,” and taught by veteran instructor, Ed Staquet. According to ASA, this program will help students gain insight into repair procedures for several 2016 North American, Asian, and European model vehicles.
After completing the program, I-CAR said students will “understand the latest trends and industry influences” and will “know what features and technologies to expect including vehicle materials and designs, safety features and fuel-saving strategies.”
Those interested in the course can register on I-CAR's website or by calling I-CAR Customer Care at 1-800-422-7872.
According to ASA, both days of the program will feature networking opportunities and refreshment breaks, with breakfast and lunch also included. Attendees also are encouraged to join a reception taking place at 6 p.m. on Friday.
An ASA Tri-State meeting hosted by ASA Pennsylvania also will take place Saturday evening, with speakers including ASA President Dan Risley and ASA Chairman Donny Seyfer. All ASA members and those interested in becoming members are invited to attend.
The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the Auto Care Association, and the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) have partnered with ASA to build and sponsor these events, ASA said. In addition, sponsoring companies — including AutoZone, Bolt On Technology, NAPA, Pronto, The Group, Gates and Federal Insurance — have committed their support.
For more information about ASA Regional Events, or to register for the Philadelphia program, click here.