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I-CAR launches website to promote careers in collision repair streamlines the process of attracting talent by providing a centralized hub where individuals can explore a wide range of career options

Hoffman Estates, Ill.—I-CAR is marking the official launch of, dedicated to connecting individuals to opportunities in collision repair.

With the aim of building a bridge between job seekers or students exploring a career path and the collision repair industry, and its associated social media channels offer a resource for students and career changers as well as the parents and school counselors who often influence their decisions. Upcoming program elements will include marketing activities that target the future of the industry at events and in digital channels where they spend their time listening to spokespeople and influencers. streamlines the process of attracting talent by providing a centralized hub where individuals can explore a wide range of career options and gain access to educational resources to start their journey.

Key Features and Benefits of

  1. Educational Resources: Powered by I-CAR, a neutral, not-for-profit education organization, the site empowers visitors with articles, tutorials, and curriculum to build a foundation for collision repair knowledge and skills.
  2. Community: Collaboration and knowledge-sharing are cornerstones of I-CAR and its sister organization, CREF. fosters a vibrant community where professionals, industry experts and enthusiasts can connect, engage and garner valuable insights.
  3. Extensive School and Shop Search: Users can input their information to stay connected with Collision Careers as they consider the industry and peruse listings of local Gold Class shops and CTE schools by state for career or education opportunities., created in collaboration between I-CAR and the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF), with input from respected industry partners, is taking its place at the forefront of driving innovation in the collision repair industry.

“It is no secret that there are increasingly more available jobs in collision repair than there are people to fill them, and while there are many successful programs in the industry, individually we each lack the scale necessary to address this nationwide, generational issue,” said I-CAR CEO and President John Van Alstyne. “I-CAR will use our unique position as an organization of collaboration to unite and align efforts for the good of the broader industry.”

Dara Goroff, I-CAR Vice President, Planning & Industry Talent Programming, described the launch of Collision Careers as “a milestone the whole industry can celebrate.”

“This is the beginning of a plan that was mapped out with industry feedback and includes a soon-to-be-released update to the curriculum for technical schools and entry-level employees as well as resources to help repair facilities mentor, train and onboard new hires. I-CAR is humbled to carry the collision repair flag on behalf of the industry to achieve the goal of attracting smart, skilled professionals to a field that is high-tech and highly respected.”  

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