College Joins I-CAR Industry Training Alliance

Published 01.18.2002


Pennsylvania College of Technology has become a member of the I-CAR Industry Training Alliance, a group enabling training organizations, vocational-technical schools and colleges to provide the collision-repair industry with a coordinated, comprehensive training curriculum.

I-CAR (Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) is an international, nonprofit training organization that seeks to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of collision repair. The organization develops training programs for industry professionals and provides a forum for anyone interested in proper collision repair.

Through its School of Transportation Technology, Penn College offers an associate-degree major in Collision Repair Technology and a certificate major in Collision Repair Technician.

"I am very pleased to announce that Pennsylvania College of Technology is the first College, (and the second school) to become a member of I-Car Training Alliance," said Alfred Thomas II, associate professor of collision repair and head of the Automotive Department at Penn College. "The students that successfully complete our Collision Repair courses may apply for and receive I-CAR Gold Class points, which are the most reliable assessments of competency in the collision repair industry. The I-Car Industry Training Alliance was developed to recognize only those schools that meet the highest standards. The Collision Repair department was recently awarded the I-CAR Gold Class status as well."

To find out more about Penn College's Collision Repair programs, visit the College's Web site, or call the School of Transportation Technology at (570) 327-4516.