The Repairify Institute’s first Center of Excellence technician training facility is now open in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.
Chris Chesney, vice president of training and organizational development for Repairify, Inc., made the announcement Jan. 11 on LinkedIn.
“In the midst of a technician shortage heavily affecting our industry, it’s never been more important to provide opportunities for technicians to receive best-in-class training,” Chesney wrote. “Our ASE-accredited training programs, aligned with I-CAR objectives, will help us guide technicians in simplifying complex repairs. I’m proud to work with the Repairify, Inc. Institute to help provide the training needed by the industry to ensure technicians are able to service the modern vehicle in the most safe and accurate way.”
Chesney said the first course to be offered at the new Center of Excellence will be a four-day hands-on ADAS calibration training.
First announced at the 2022 SEMA Show, the Repairify Institute is intended to be a comprehensive technical training program for automotive professionals designed to ensure service readiness.
The Repairify Institute will use adaptive learning, which focuses on understanding each individual’s knowledge level to adjust its teaching based on the learner’s strengths and opportunities for improvement.
Through the Institute, students will work at their own pace via several planned academies to achieve certifications or to expand their learning on several automotive topics.
Additional program features will include a mentorship support program that tracks progress of learned new skills and a Proof of Skill concept that ensures every student can demonstrate mastery of the skills they’ve learned to perform safe and proper repairs.
The Institute’s physical locations, known as Centers of Excellence, will serve as examination and certification hubs for students, featuring a variety of spaces to optimize learning including classrooms, spaces to proctor oral examinations and a shop space where students will demonstrate their abilities to perform their learned skills. These facilities will be strategically located so students can easily travel to a regional location.
Repairify has not said where additional Centers of Excellence will be located.