PRO and University of Northwestern Ohio to Host Technical Skills & Training Conference


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  The Technical Skills & Training Conference will feature product seminars and live demonstrations.

The Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) will launch the 2010 Technical Skills & Training Conference (TSTC), a new, one-day training program designed specifically for restylers and installers. The inaugural event takes place Friday, April 30, 2010, at the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) in Lima, Ohio.

TSTC attendees may participate in up to six one-hour seminars presented by PRO-member manufacturing companies. Two sessions will run concurrently during each of the one-hour time slots, with presentations covering leather, sunroofs, 12-volt/A6 electrical, truck accessories (towing and suspension and diesel performance) and self-adhesive (paint, film and wrapping).

Should an attendee prefer, several manufacturers will conduct live installation demos in the university’s shop area. Demonstrations will be conducted in "bullpen” fashion, enabling attendees to watch multiple installs in one shop area. The training portion of the day begins at 8:00 a.m., concludes at 4:00 p.m. and includes lunch.

Attendees can still take advantage of additional offerings from PRO after the trainings. A brief, one-hour open PRO meeting will be held from 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m., giving attendees a chance to hear the latest happenings and offerings from the Professional Restylers Organization. The meeting is open to all attendees, with a mixer/reception to follow at 6:00 p.m.

Cost to attend the conference is $25 and includes a catered lunch, the open meeting and the networking reception. If more than one company representative plans to attend, the fee is only $15 per each additional employee.

On Saturday, May 1, PRO will conduct its annual Long-Range Planning meeting at the university. All PRO members are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Zane Clark at or 909/396-0289, ext. 134, and visit for additional details.

Download the Technical Skills & Training Conference registration form.