Repairify Institute’s first Center of Excellence is now open in Dallas-Forth Worth.
Training and Organizational Development Vice President Chris Chesney made the announcement Jan. 11 on LinkedIn. He cited the center as an avenue “to help provide the training needed by the industry to ensure technicians are able to service the modern vehicle in the most safe and accurate way.”
“In the midst of a technician shortage heavily affecting our industry, it’s never been more important to provide opportunities for technicians to receive best-in-class training,” he wrote. “Our ASE-accredited training programs, aligned with I-CAR objectives, will help us guide technicians in simplifying complex repairs.”
The program, announced during the 2022 SEMA Show, uses a course development process called adaptive learning, in which teaching is adjusted based on the learner’s strengths and opportunities for improvement.
It includes a mentorship support program as well, which tracks the progress of newly learned skills and follows a “Proof of Skill” concept intended to ensure every student can demonstrate mastery of the skills they’ve learned to perform safe and proper repairs, according to Repairify.
The program is provided via online e-learning, virtual classrooms, and in-person. Repairify plans to eventually have six physical locations to serve as examination and certification hubs for students. No information has been shared about where they will be located and when they will open.
The first hands-on training series at the center is a four-day course on advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) calibration. Classes take place every week either remotely or in their shop. The course is the foundation for all calibration technicians and Repairify customers in preparing them to be productive on day one, Repairify told Repairer Driven News.
Repairers can learn more about what the center offers, and how to sign up for classes by reaching out to a Repairify sales representative or calling 1-888-486-1166. More information will be available soon on asTech.com.
Featured image: Repairify’s booth at SEMA 2022. (Lurah Lowery/Repairer Driven News)