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Movers & Shakers: I-CAR Launches

By SEMA Editors

I-CAR has announced the official launch of, anlogo online experience dedicated to connecting individuals to rewarding opportunities in collision repair.

Collision Careers provides a neutral brand and platform for industry partners to collaborate while amplifying efforts to solve a talent crisis that, because of a combination of unfilled roles and expected retirements over the next five years, is estimated to leave the segment 100,000 skilled technicians short.

With the aim of building a bridge between job seekers or students exploring a career path and the collision repair industry, and its associated social-media channels offer an authentic, comprehensive resource for students and career changers as well as the parents and school counselors who often influence their decisions.

Key features and benefits of include: 

  • Educational Resources: Powered by I-CAR, a neutral, not-for-profit education organization, the site empowers visitors with articles, tutorials and curriculum to build a foundation for collision-repair-knowledge and skills.
  • Community: fosters a vibrant community where professionals, industry experts and enthusiasts can connect, engage and garner valuable insights.
  • Extensive School and Shop Search: Users can input their information to stay connected with Collision Careers as they consider the industry and peruse listings of local Gold Class shops and career technical education (CTE) schools by state for career or education opportunities.

"It is no secret that there are increasingly more available jobs in collision repair than there are people to fill them, and while there are many successful programs in the industry, individually, we each lack the scale necessary to address this nationwide, generational issue," said I-CAR CEO and President John Van Alstyne. "I-CAR will use our unique position as an organization of collaboration to unite and align efforts for the good of the broader industry."

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