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CIC: Take quick education and training survey by Dec. 31

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The Collision Industry Conference has urged its diverse membership of auto body shops, insurers and everyone else with a business interest in collision repair to take a new education-focused survey.

“There are 10 simple questions to answer and should take less than 3-5 minutes of your time,” CIC states in an introduction to the Education and Training Committee study, which closes Dec. 31.

Think about all the many happy hours of debate, discussion, education and networking the conference has given you over the years and spend those 3-5 minutes on the study. (We just gave it a runthrough, and it’s really that quick.)

Besides, the CIC Education Committee has hosted some of the better discussions over the past two years.

In 2015, a NACE Week committee panel touched off a reflection by the gathering on the potentially sad state of education and training in the collision repair industry. In 2016, amid a continuing technician shortage, a committee forum offered some perspective into what technicians want and what trade schools and the industry could do better to educate and recruit them, respectively.

The survey questions ask about the amount of training various staff conduct, how much of it is online and who pays for it — and it differentiates by industry, which could lead to some insight into training needs in various sectors of the collision repair ecosystem.

The survey is totally confidential; the committee will use the answers only in the aggregate when it presents conclusions at the January 2017 Palm Springs, Calif., CIC.

“The CIC Education and Training Committee is dedicated to improving the relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of our industry’s educational efforts, please help us,” committee Co-Chairman Jeff Peevy, president of the Automotive Management Institute, said in a statement regarding the survey.

Details: 224-704-3840 or

More information:

Collision Industry Conference survey

Society of Collision Repair Specialists member note on survey

SCRS, Dec. 7, 2016

Featured image: The CIC Education and Training Committee at the 2015 NACE Week Collision Industry Conference. (John Huetter/Repairer Driven News)

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