HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – February 9, 2011 – Sterling Autobody Centers recently kicked off their new “Techs of Tomorrow, Safety & Environmental Training Series” for schools across the country. With support from safety consultant, Environmental, Risk Management & Safety, Inc. (ERS), Sterling offers training to local market secondary and post secondary collision schools on topics such as Hazard Communication/Right To Know, Personal Protection Equipment, Tools Safety, Good Housekeeping & Pollution Prevention, Driver Safety, and Autobody Repair & The Environment. In addition, Sterling offers a complimentary on-site safety audit of the school facility as well as access to additional ERS online safety training for students. The Collision Repair Education Foundation provides coordination assistance for this program.
Sterling’s program provides school instructors with the opportunity to develop a unique training session to meet the specific needs of their students. Sessions typically run between one and three hours and are led by ERS staff with additional support from Sterling local and corporate leadership. The sessions are designed to be interactive so that students gain the maximum value. To date, sessions have been conducted at schools in Florida, California, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, with additional schools being scheduled on an ongoing basis.
Glenn Lynch, Florida State College Collision Instructor said, “The information within the OSHA class was of tremendous value for my collision students. The explanation of MSDS (material safety data sheets) was thorough and professionally presented. It was a great learning experience for our future techs.”
Dan Lajoie, Sterling Autobody Centers Vice President, Store Administration & Construction, said, “Sterling Autobody is very excited about our ‘Techs of Tomorrow” Training Program. With an increased sensitivity to safety and environmental issues, Sterling is taking a front-line position in the training of tomorrow’s technicians on these important topics. Sterling Autobody fully understands its responsibility in the development of our future techs to ensure quality vehicle repairs. Our ‘Techs of Tomorrow’ Safety & Environmental Training Series is the first step to our being hands on in support of both our schools and the future of the auto body repair industry.”
Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director Scott Kruger said, “We would like to thank Sterling Autobody Centers and ERS for including the Collision Repair Education Foundation and the collision repair programs we support in this training. By bridging the communication between the students and current industry members, these young professionals are able to see first hand the different types of safety and training practices encouraged within the industry.”
For additional information about Sterling Autobody Centers visit www.sterlingautobody.com and ERS visit www.ersusa.com.