Mitchell International sponsored the courses which were taught by Dave Gauthier and provided basic as well as advanced techniques in the collision repair estimation field.
Two Best Practices beginners’ courses were taught for free as well as an Advanced Estimating course which carried a $25 fee.
Bill Burnside, NWLCRA past president and coordinator of this event, said, “It went fairly well, we had a good turnout.” He also said that the association would not object to holding the courses again in the future if interest was expressed from industry people in the area.
The Northwestern Louisiana Collision Repair Association helps to promote the automotive collision industry as a whole as well as educating the public and people in the industry about proper repairs.
The association also tackles industry issues and news during their meetings to inform members. The NWLCRA meets monthly to talk about news events and learn from industry speakers. More information can be found on their website at www.nwlcra.org.