Keep your staff competitive with technical training

For today’s collision repair shop, technical training is essential to staying on top of new technologies and keeping employees at the top of their game. C&D Auto Paint works closely with AkzoNobel to offer technical training that delivers exceptional returns for businesses and customers alike.

Explore the benefits

Training for technicians helps collision repair shops improve customer satisfaction, improve work quality, reduce redos and cycle times, increase output, and improve profitability. Plus, employees appreciate working for a company that invests in training, and it improves their confidence and ability on the job.

Hands-on training

We offer hands-on technical training courses to help you get the maximum benefit from our products. Painters learn by spraying on automotive shells, not just panels, so they see first hand how the paint system performs when blending or on body contours. With our technical training courses, your painters will improve their productivity because we’ll give them the problem-solving skills they need to complete their work effectively and efficiently.

Approved for I-CAR Gold Class points

Many technical courses are approved for I-CAR Gold Class points through the I-CAR Industry Training Alliance® program. Our technical training courses are taught in state-of-the-art Car Refinish Instructional Centers (CRICs). A facility is located in Atlanta where we can help you schedule the course that’s right for you.

Technical courses include:

Sikkens product training. This certification course includes a mix of theory and hands-on exercises. The painter will benefit from improved application and problem-solving skills, increased productivity, and gain the knowledge to create technically correct systems. Graduating students meet painter certification for Production Assurance Plans. Student qualifies for 4.5 I-CAR Gold Class Points.

Sikkens advanced product training. This course focuses on intricate basecoat/clearcoat finishes, building skills for appication and spot repair of 3-Step Pearl and 3-Step Metallic basecoat/clearcoat systems. Painters will improve application and problem solving skills, resulting in increased productivity, fewer re-dos, and enhanced customer satisfaction. Student qualifies for 6 I-CAR Gold Class Points.

Sikkens color tinting. This course helps painters improve color match and color tinting skills through a mix of theory and hands-on exercises. The 3-day course covers two directional color theory approach vs. Mansel and individual toner characteristics. Painters will be able to apply these skills to real life tinting situations, resulting in better color match and higher customer satisfaction. Student qualifies for 5 I-CAR Gold Class Points.

Code to Color. This course helps technicians identify the proper steps from acquiring the color code to mixing the color, understand why cars of the same color vary from the factory, establish a work flow to help identify a blendable color in the least amount of time, understand the reasons to blend colors, and utilize proper color tinting techniques.

Sikkens GM OE product certification. This course meets the product assessment requirements for GM OE certification, and provides information and training on proper mixing of products and procedures for application of Sikkens products approved for OEM warranty repairs. The technician will be required to perform the required repairs in order to receive product certification. Student qualified for 2.75 I-CAR Gold Class Points.

Lesonal product training. This certification course includes a mix of theory and hands-on exercises. The painter will benefit from improved application and problem-solving skills, increased productivity, and gain the knowledge to create technically correct systems. Graduating students meet painter certification for Production Assurance Plans. Student qualifies for 4.5 I-CAR Gold Class Points.

Lesonal advanced product training. This course focuses on intricate basecoat/clearcoat finishes, building skills for appication and spot repair of 3-Step Pearl and 3-Step Metallic basecoat/clearcoat systems. Painters will improve application and problem solving skills, resulting in increased productivity, fewer re-dos, and enhanced customer satisfaction. Student qualifies for 6 I-CAR Gold Class Points.

Lesonal color tinting. The 3-day course covers two directional color theory approach vs. Mansel and individual toner characteristics. Painters will be able to apply these skills to real life tinting situations, resulting in better color match and higher customer satisfaction. Student qualifies for 5 I-CAR Gold Class Points.

Lesonal GM OE product certification. This course meets the product assessment requirements for GM OE certification, and provides information and training on proper mixing of products and procedures for application of Lesonal products approved for OEM warranty repairs. The technician will be required to perform the required repairs in order to receive product certification. Student qualified for 2.75 I-CAR Gold Class Points.

Custom on-site training. Certified instructors will help you develop a custom training program to help improve the skills of your painters, at your shop or at our training center. As with all of our courses, custom training allows us to give you personal guidance and attention, mixing the perfect balance of theory and practice.

Contact us for more information, or view the calendar to see the training classes currently scheduled.

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