The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) says it will continue its decade-long SEMA collaboration with the online delivery of the 2020 Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series in conjunction with SEMA360.
“Education has always been a distinctive highlight of our ongoing partnership, and we are thrilled to see [the] innovative approach our colleagues at SEMA are taking to addressing the industry’s need for connectivity,” said Brett Bailey, Chairman of the SCRS.
“SCRS has been hard at work with our speakers and subject matter experts in transitioning our programme in a way that harnesses the same great value the industry has come to expect from the information in our sessions, but to do so in a way that capitalises on an exciting opportunity to reach more in our industry from their shop floor, in a way that still feels more elevated than a typical online education programme many have become accustomed to over the past several months.”
The SCRS says ‘Full Series Logins’ to the 2020 RDE experience will now provide week-long access to its collision repair education programme and greater accessibility to all employees within the repair facility. This is for the same US$375 that a single person would have previously invested during the SEMA Show, and participating businesses will have ongoing access to archived sessions after they have aired. More details will be made available here in due course (the webpage wasn’t ready at the time of publication).
Last week SEMA announced the launch of the SEMA360 “online marketplace”, which will allow manufacturers and resellers in the specialty automotive segment to connect and conduct business. It will take place from 2 to 6 November in the absence of the 2020 SEMA Show.
“Creating a platform where the industry can gather and discover new products and trends has always been a SEMA priority,” said Chris Kersting, SEMA President and CEO. “SEMA360 is the ideal solution to bring the industry together, at a time when we’ve all been kept apart. The platform allows qualified buyers to interact with manufacturers, see innovative new products, check out top SEMA Show builds, and take in industry-leading educational offerings.”