|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,
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 909/396-0289, ext. 134, and visit www.sema.org/pro for additional details.