Northwest Auto Care Alliance

May 2nd - 3rd, 2025
Clover Park Technical College
Lakewood, WA

Bringing the Collision Industry to a Higher Level of Excellence

Training is essential for collision repair technicians as it helps them in multiple ways, including:

  • Keeping up with evolving technology: The automotive industry is continuously progressing, and new models with advanced technologies are launched every year. To cater to these changes, collision repair technicians need to stay updated with the latest processes and techniques. Training sessions and programs help them learn about the latest advancements, which helps in performing complex repairs with ease.
  • Enhancing Skills: Through training, collision repair technicians can enhance their skills and knowledge, which helps them in providing quality services. The automobile industry demands technicians with updated techniques to resolve new problems that arise. Training programs further give technicians the opportunity to become specialized in their area of interest, such as spray painting, welding or damage diagnosis.
  • Increased Safety: Collision repair technicians work with heavy machinery, tools and chemicals that can potentially cause harm if not used appropriately. With proper training, technicians learn to operate these machines with caution and handle chemicals effectively, thus reducing the risk of accidents and injuries in the workplace.
  • Meeting Standards and Regulations: The Government mandates strict standards and regulations for the automobile industry. Collision repair technicians must be aware of these regulations to ensure that their work complies with legal standards for repairs, safety and environmental aspects. Training programs help technicians understand and meet these standards.

In summary, training is imperative in the collision repair industry as it helps technicians remain up-to-date with new technology, enhance their skills, ensure safety in the workplace and meet government regulations.

A huge thanks to all of our 2024 Collision Training Expo Sponsors.

3M Automotive
ATI - Automotive Training Institute
Axalta Coating
Benefit Solutions Northwest
CCC Intelligent Solutions
DEHR Consulting
Elitek Vehicle Services
Harber Appraisal
Hunter Engineering Co.
Industrial Finishes
Northwest Autocare Alliance
Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC)
Washington Retail Association
Wesco Group