SEMA eNews Vol. 14, No. 46, November 17, 2011

Grow Business and Improve Skills at 2012 Technical Skills & Training Conference

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  TSTC attendees are given the opportunity to witness first-hand proper installation techniques in a shop-like environment from industry leaders.
As the economic landscape continues to evolve and as a matter of best practices, businesses are constantly evaluating their current model and looking for opportunities to enter new markets. Over the last several years, the Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) has worked diligently to help its members identify niche segments in which they can incorporate new products and services that will ultimately increase their bottom line.

Two years ago, PRO introduced the Technical Skills & Training Conference (TSTC). This grassroots effort serves to increase installation standards while exposing businesses to additional revenue opportunities by showcasing interactive training sessions that encompass such growth markets as:

  • Leather
  • Mobile Electronics
  • Paint Protection and Window Films
  • Sunroofs
  • Graphics
  • Trim and Bolt-on Accessories
  • Seat Heaters
  • Tow Products

TSTC is a one-day conference that partners with technical schools and universities. Past locations include the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, Ohio, and Wyotech in Blairsville, Pennsylvania. Attendees are given the opportunity to witness first-hand proper installation techniques in a shop-like environment from such industry leaders as 3M, Rosen Entertainment, Katzkin Leather, Webasto Products North America, Restylers’ Choice and Roadwire Automotive Innovations. The practical, how-to knowledge gained is invaluable and the addition of sales training and educational sessions provide a comprehensive understanding of what would be required to add a product or service to your repertoire. Installers will improve their technical proficiency, and shop owners and managers will gain a clearer idea of the resources required to grow their business.

The third installation of TSTC will take place at Northwood University’s West Palm Beach Campus in sunny Florida, March 16, 2012. Registration is now open at 2012 PRO TSTC.

To find out more, visit 2012 PRO TSTC, or contact Zane Clark at zanec@sema.org.