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  • Color Compass University Partners with AMi

    Wednesday 13 September 2017

    Color Compass University Partners with AMi North Richland Hills, Texas,— The Automotive Management Institute (AMi), the industry’s leading provider and collaborator of management education for automotive collision and mechanical service repair professionals, announces Canadian-based Color Compass Corporation has partnered with AMi to increase Canadian access to collision repair administrative, customer service and management training, certificates and professional designations through its Color Compass University. “This relationship is consistent with the AMi strategic direction, to collaborate with training providers and learning supporters to ensure easy access to relevant industry-developed educational tracks and verifiable credentials for administrative-based staff,” stated AMi President, Jeff Peevy. “We are excited and appreciative to Color Compass Corporation for their support and applaud their leadership position in the promotion of learning.” In the agreement, Color Compass University will promote the AMI core belief, mission and educational offerings and help strengthen the institute’s professional recognition programs throughout the Canadian Collision Repair Industry. Color Compass Director of Business Development, Emile Fremont said, "Color Compass University is excited to partner with AMi providing a unique training platform to the Canadian marketplace, helping to satisfy the demand for increased industry kn... read more

  • Automotive Management Institute Honors Class of 2017 at NACE Automechanika

    Tuesday 22 August 2017

    NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, August 22, 2017 - The Automotive Management Institute (AMi), the industry's leading provider of management education for automotive service and collision repair professionals, held its graduation ceremony July 27 at the McCormick Place West Convention Center in Chicago. During this year's second graduation ceremony held in conjunction with NACE Automechanika, AMi recognized seven Customer Service Representatives, one Accredited Master Collision-Repair Estimator, six Accredited Automotive Managers and 20 Accredited Master Automotive Managers. "It was honor to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of this group of industry professionals during our graduation ceremony. This ceremony was the second graduating class for 2017. We are excited to see the growth of AMi reflected in the number of graduates and the diversity of certificates and professional designations being awarded," said AMi President, Jeff Peevy. AMi recognized its first graduating class of Customer Service Representatives (CSR). The six students receiving certificates completed required courses and accumulated a minimum of 60 credits. This year's event also recognized its first graduating class of Accredited Master Collison-Repair Estimators (AMCE). The designation requires students complete multiple categories of training and professional achievement, including business related and soft-skills, technical damage analysis and information p... read more

  • AMi Launches Professional Designations for Estimator Role

    Monday 24 July 2017

    North Richland Hills, Texas, July 24, 2017 ­- The Automotive Management Institute (AMi), the industry's leading nonprofit provider and collaborator of administrative and management education for automotive collision and mechanical service repair segments, announces the development and launch of two new professional designations for the Collision Repair Estimator role. "The new designations, represent fourteen months of industry work to identify and develop requirements, which include AMi, I-CAR and Information Provider training and ASE B6 Certification, stated AMi President, Jeff Peevy. "The designations also require elective credit hours from AMi approved industry training providers, teaching estimating related topics." Two levels of designations are available: Accredited Collision-Repair Estimator (ACE) Accredited Master Collision-Repair Estimator (AMCE) These new designations require multiple categories of training and professional achievement, including; business related and soft-skills, technical damage analysis and information provider. Both designations require I-CAR training to satisfy technical damage analysis. "The joining of two esteemed professional designations, I-CAR Platinum and AMi ACE/AMCE, strengthens and reinforces the professionalism of the Estimator role, a role that is critical to the collision repair process," said John Van Alstyne, CEO and president of I-CAR. "As the industry standard for techni... read more