I-CAR®’s Welding Training & Certification™ Program is now a requirement as a participant in the State Farm™ Select Service® program.
Through in-shop instruction on welding theory, hands-on practice and coaching, then uniform certification testing, I-CAR will equip technicians with the necessary information, knowledge and skills to perform proper welding.
“With vehicles rapidly changing – featuring new advanced technologies and material combinations – it is crucial that we address the growing repair complexities our industry is facing,” said I-CAR CEO and President John Van Alstyne. “Estimates show approximately sixty-nine percent of technicians who weld in collision repair facilities today still lack formal welding training. I-CAR commends State Farm’s commitment to quality repairs and its recognition of I-CAR’s Welding & Training Certification program as the industry standard for quality welding training.”
“State Farm believes it’s important for Select Service program network members to have ongoing collision repair education,” said State Farm Media Specialist Justin Tomczak. “We selected I-CAR since it has the largest network of instructors to deliver training and because of the financial benefit it provides our network facilities. This partnership will further strengthen our repair network’s integrity, efficiency and dedication to our customers.”
As a result of the State Farm commitment, Select Service network members will be eligible for I-CAR’s Pro Pricing program, which provides a 10 percent discount on the required training programs. As an added benefit, when more than the minimum required number of technicians at a Select Service facility register, attend, and become certified in an I-CAR welding event, each of those certified technicians will receive complimentary access to I-CAR’s Vehicle Technology and Trends 2017 (VT017E01) online course upon certification.