Axalta has announced that its training courses will resume in most states, with new dates now available for registration. Sessions had previously been paused, with online training videos bridging the gap during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Axalta says it has two types of face-to-face training, with each course run by experts in the field. For refinishers, product training is offered to expand knowledge and skills, helping to improve capability, productivity and performance. With technology evolving and new products constantly being introduced, the company stresses the importance of this training.
For body shop owners, Axalta Services offers training courses focusing on Pre-Lean, Lean Foundations and Paint Optimisation. Axalta’s training alliance with I-CAR also means that participants who complete any of the Axalta Services courses will be awarded credit that can be applied towards the I-CAR Gold Class Professionals, Platinum Individual designations, or be used to meet role-relevant annual training requirements. Each credit point earned will be submitted to I-CAR and recorded on the personal training record.
“Our trainers and training centres are ready to go,” said Paul Polverino, Axalta Training Manager for Australia and New Zealand. “The past few months have been challenging for a lot of people and it will be great to give attendees a refresher and a boost as we head into a recovery state from COVID-19. Technology is moving quickly and keeping abreast of the latest processes and products, like Axalta’s patented fast-cure, low-energy system, is crucial if you want to remain ahead of the game at this time.”
Axalta says that all training courses to resume will be following government advice in relation to class sizes and strict social distancing protocols. Due to the current situation with COVID-19 in Victoria, training dates have not yet been announced there, but Axalta is continuing to monitor the situation and will announce training dates when possible.