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Collision Repair Department Hosts I-CAR Instructor Workshop

I-CAR instructor Mike Schaffer leads a workshop at Penn College. (Photo by Stephen T. Duna, collision repair instructor) The Inter-Industry Conference on Auto-Collision Repair held an Instructor Qualification Workshop in Pennsylvania College of Technology’ s collision repair department this past weekend. Training was conducted by Mike Schaffer of Charleston , W.Va. , an estimating-team manager with State Farm Insurance for the past seven years and an I-CAR instructor for eight.

Training began with a 6-9-p.m. session Friday evening for three prospective candidates: Malcolm Ginsberg, an insurance adjuster from New Jersey; Don Gunther, a vocation-technical instructor employed by SUN Vo-Tech in New Berlin; and Scott Sebetto, a collision repair technician from West Virginia.

Saturday’s all-day training session was capped with dinner at Le Jeune Chef Restaurant on the Penn College campus, where participants were joined by Stephen T. Duna, collision repair instructor, and Eric D. Pruden, automotive technology instructor, and guests. Schaffer successfully concluded the IQW for all participants Sunday.

“Our successful collaboration with I-CAR offers many benefits,” Duna remarked. “Collision repair faculty members at Pennsylvania College of Technology are committed to the highest level of − as well as a wide array of − training and training environments in an effort to assure our students have access to and achieve the most up-to-date training possible in the industry today.”

“We have three industry-experienced faculty members in the collision repair department working side-by-side with I-CAR and performing training for the industry as I-CAR instructors,” he added. “This nexus of I-CAR training and a Penn College degree can only make our students more effective and competitive in the workforce, not to mention highly desirable to employers.”

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