Enterprise expands support for 2022 Repairer Driven Education

The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) recognized Enterprise for its continued support of the 2022 Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series, the OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit, and the digital delivery of the RDE program, which will be released after the SEMA Show.

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“The rapid pace of vehicle innovation and connectivity is increasing the demands on technicians, who must have technology and engineering expertise in addition to vehicle repair,” said Mary Mahoney, vice president of Replacement and Recreation at Enterprise. “As an industry leader, Enterprise is committed to supporting solutions for the evolving area of ​​collision repair. This includes our fundamental investment in the Collision Engineering Program – which is now active in five schools across the country – as well as our continued support of the SCRS Repairer Driven Education series. It is an honor to work with industry partners like SCRS as we pursue our common goal of improving the future of collision repair.”

SCRS Chair Bruce Halcro added, “Enterprise has been a long-standing sponsor and contributor to SCRS educational initiatives. This learning platform is made possible by alignment, and the companies we serve together benefit.”

The Collision Engineering Program will be featured twice during the educational series at the 2022 SEMA Show. On Wednesday from 11:00-11:30 am, John Helterbrand, National Program Director at Collision Engineering, will enter the SEMA Collision Repair Stage (Upper South Hall, Booth #32145). He will be joined by Amber Alley, general manager at Barsotti’s Body & Fender, Greg Grieve, technician at Nylund’s Collision and a graduate of Ranken Technical College, and Laura Lozano, professor of collision repair technology and co-chair of the automotive department at Contra Costa College in California. In particular, the group will discuss the development of the growing Collision Engineering program and unique elements of the program design that have proven effective.

Helterbrand will also be a panelist at the OEM Collison Repair Technology Summit on Thursday, November 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Ducker Carlisle’s Eliza Johnson will jointly tackle the tech crisis, and the session will examine data compiled by the global market research firm addressing the tech crisis – and solutions – in partnership with automakers to strengthen the tech pool. The presentation will explain the severity of the tech crisis in the automotive landscape and how it is likely to evolve over the coming years, taking into account advances in technology and demographic expectations.

Following the presentation, Johnson will welcome Helterbrand, along with Dara Goroff, vice president of planning and industrial talent programming at I-CAR, and Jennifer Maher, executive director of the TechForce Foundation, to discuss the relationship between OEM engineering and insights broadcasting how the accident industry can capitalize on these insights and provide the framework for action plans to address these pressing challenges.

Click here or visit scrs.com/rde to explore the full Worker Driven Education series.



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