AASP/NJ Unveils Education Program for NORTHEAST 2022

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) has announced the educational program for the NORTHEAST Automotive Services Show which will take place March 18-20 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center (MEC) in Secaucus, NJ.

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The largest regional auto show of its kind in the North East will offer a three-day educational program designed to give body repairers everything they need to succeed in their business in 2022 and beyond.

Kristen Felder (Collision Hub) and Larry Montanez (P&L Consultants) will return to NORTHEAST this year. Collision Hub will feature four featured courses:

  • Basics of Total Loss: enable repairers to understand total loss management practices and the potential pitfalls of not documenting
  • Realities of RO documentation: explores what repairers should and shouldn’t document on estimates with photos and in logs
  • Estimation of productivity strategies: cover tools and strategies for writing accurate estimates faster and teach participants how to use these strategies to bring consistency to the workshop
  • Understanding consumer education: will open repairers’ eyes to the consumer mindset and the importance of presenting information in a way that enhances customer understanding.

“Larry and Kristen are without a doubt two of the most knowledgeable and talented educational presenters out there,” said Jerry McNee, president of AASP/NJ. “Their track record is unmatched by most. Bringing them back to the show to lead a few training courses is a huge benefit for everyone. Who better to learn from? I’m certainly looking forward to having them as part of this year’s NORTHEAST.

NORTHEAST’s 2022 educational program will also include “The Continuing Shortage of Technology: How to Fix It?” with panelists Greg Settle (TechForce), Josh Laurent (Automotive Business Management), Keith Egan (Betag Innovation), Brandon Eckenrode (Collision Repair Education Foundation) and Bart Mazurek (CCC Intelligent Solutions Automotive Services Group). The panel, which will be moderated by Michael Bonsanto (Passaic County Technical Vocational School), will attempt to address the serious labor issue felt by repairers across the country.

An ADAS panel and evaluation clause seminar are also planned, as well as a course for New Jersey body repairers to obtain a training certificate that will qualify them for renewal of their New Jersey auto body license. 2022.

“Even if you attend a class, you’ll probably take home at least three things that you can immediately apply and implement in your facilities,” McNee said.

Badge registration for NORTHEAST 2022 is currently open; Course registration is expected to open February 1.

For more information or to pre-register online for free, visit aaspnjnortheast.com. For more information about AASP/NJ, visit aaspnj.org.

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