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AkzoNobel announces Q2 2019 training opportunities

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 06:00
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AkzoNobel – a global leader in automotive and specialty coatings – has released its second quarter 2019 line-up of vehicle refinishing training courses. Covering topics such as Sikkens color tinting, health and safety best practices, and more, these complimentary courses are designed to help current and future collision repair technicians advance their careers by staying ahead of industry trends.
“Technology has made a major impact on the vehicle refinishing industry and enabled significant advances, but it has also created a greater need for ongoing professional development,” says Don Shearer, AkzoNobel Technical Service Manager, Automotive Coatings. “As a leader in this industry, AkzoNobel is committed to providing accessible, quality collision repair education to help technicians keep pace with technology and excel in their careers.”
Led by seasoned instructors, the one- and two-day training sessions will take place in cities across the United States and Canada. Using a mix of traditional instruction, role playing and hands-on training, the courses will cover a wide range of topics, including:
Sessions lead by Services Consultants:
·         Preparing for a process-centered environment
·         Implementing the 5S
·         Principles of continuous improvement
·         Optimizing repair planning
·         Standardization and visual management
Sessions lead by Technical Instructors:
·         Color evaluation and selection, including the AkzoNobel digital color process
·         Product Training Classes will discuss paint system and equipment selection
·         Paint mixing and application techniques
·         Surface cleaning and preparation process
·         Health and safety review
Select courses are eligible for I-CAR credits. To learn more about the 2019 second quarter educational opportunities and register for an event near you, visit:

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