Tuesday, 31 October 2006 17:00

ARA Educational Foundation launches online university

Written by Autobody News staff

The ARA Educational Foundation and Kaizen Multimedia, LLC, unveiled the ARA University, "Virtual Training Campus," at the Automotive Recyclers Association's 63rd Annual Convention and Exposition held in Indianapolis, Indiana, in late September, at the Indiana Convention Center. 

The ARA University is an on-line training platform that provides certifications, sales training, legal compliance awareness and seminars 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Because the "University" is on-line, you can enroll, study and test at your convenience and go at your own pace. Seminar modules vary but most are 30 minutes in duration which provide about 90 minutes of seminar material.

ARA University currently has four training modules - Inventory Specialist, Parts Grading, Sales Training and Dismantler Training - with more slated to come on line.

According to Virginia "Ginny" Whelan, ARA Educational Foundation president, and a past president of the Automotive Recyclers Association, "better employee training and better employee skills will give automotive recycling facility owners a better business. I would encourage every auto recycler to visit the ARA University at www.ARAUniversity.com and enroll today."

At $49.94 for ARA members, which provides for training for up to five users, the program is affordable for automotive dismantlers of any size. For only $10 per person, additional users above the original five can get the same training. Participants who enroll in ARA University before December 31, 2006, can get the additional user training for only $5.
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