I-CAR Australia and AMA Group have announced that Alexander Body Works has been awarded I-CAR Gold Class Collision status.
The organisations said Alexander Body Works is a leading example of the potential for OEM-focused body shops to achieve Gold Class recognition, tailored towards role-specific training for its OEM providers.
“Alexander Body Works has been involved in the Road to Gold programme for the past three years due to its accreditation with BMW and the commitment of AMA Group management to Gold Class accreditation,” said Martin Dickinson, Area Manager North Queensland at AMA Group.
“The group has worked closely with its suppliers and OEM partners to ensure maximum usage out of any training available.
“The team feels it is very valuable as new technology comes through at a rapid rate, and [by] completing these courses, the team stays engaged and up-to-date. The most rewarding [point] is [that] the training is personalised. The team also feel a great sense of achievement when they receive their Platinum certificates and see their fellow workers become Platinum technicians. This gives us the motivation, as a team, to keep all team members fully up-to-date with the latest training available,” said Dickinson.
Scott Donnelly, Technical Training Prestige & OEM Manager at AMA Group, said: “We all know that we are now repairing large, drivable computers so it’s paramount [that] we supply our technicians with all the latest information so they can repair them correctly and safely for both our customers and our employees.”
Dickinson added that it is “fortunate [that] we have people in our organisation who can map out specific training plans for the team as well as create opportunities to bring our apprentices up through the programme, so they begin to understand the training process and it then becomes second nature for them.”