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Pedal Car Challenge (Part II)

2022 ARA Pedal Car Challenge (Photos: Burhan Osman) Seven cars, six schools, three sponsors, and one association collaborate on a project with an urgent mission—to engage youth in the automotive trades. by Kara Cunningham Originally published inCollision Quarterly, Fall 2022 In the summer edition of Collision Quarterly magazine, we introduced the Pedal Car Challenge. The purpose …

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Pedal Car Challenge

PJ Collision enjoyed the custom work and the challenge of fabricating various parts. (Photo courtesy of PJ Collision) It is no secret that the automotive industry is struggling to attract talent, and extraordinary challenges require extraordinary creativity and leadership. These B.C. shops stepped in to provide both through a unique challenge. by Kara Cunningham Originally …

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Alberta Contestant Wins Skills Canada National Car Painting Competition

Dorien Lozeau is passionate about the collision repair trade, especially the refinishing aspect. by Pat Rediger As Dorien Lozeau brings home the national Skills Canada award for his car painting skills, he could not be prouder. “It was pretty awesome news to hear that I had won,” said Lozeau. “Having people that are young, like …

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Collision Repair as a Career: What Young People Need to Know

When it comes to careers, kids have choices. But they do not always have the information they need to make the best choice. Enlightening them could make a difference and help the collision repair industry. by Eli Greenbaum We are all very aware of the current—and possibly ongoing—shortage of technicians. Vocational schools and their collision …

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