The program offers Select Service businesses the opportunity to easily register for welding training directly through a provided link on their websites, at newly reduced price levels. Russ Hoffbauer, P&C Claims director from State Farm, explain, “We believe welding proficiency benefits State Farm policyholders by providing quality repairs to policyholder vehicles. While participating in the I-CAR Welding Certification is not mandatory for Select Service repairers, we anticipate that repairers will be eager to take advantage of this unique opportunity.”
Repairers who participate in I-CAR’s Welding Training & Certification program will find they benefit from an assessment of shop infrastructure and equipment that includes coaching and trouble- shooting, ensuring readiness for a successful training event. Once a shop passes the assessment, each student in class will receive personal instruction, have the ability to practice on the equipment that they use in-shop every day, then apply their skills and demonstrate through a certification test that they have a confirmed level of welding skills.
“I commend State Farm for working with I-CAR to develop this initiative that supports the industry’s need to better prepare repairers for the welding required today and in the future,” states I-CAR CEO & president John Van Alstyne.
For more information on I-CAR courses, visit www.i-car.com.