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  • AMi Mourns the Loss of Industry Leader Don Seyfer

    Sunday 07 June 2020

    NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, June 5, 2020 - The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) regrettably acknowledged the passing of one of its founders. Don Seyfer passed away on June 3rd in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Don was involved with the creation of the nonprofit organization in 1989 and was an early financial contributor. He was also one of the first to earn the Automotive Management Institute's "Accredited Automotive Manager" (AAM) professional designation and was known to encourage many others to achieve the respected designation. Don's involvement left a family legacy of support for AMi with his wife Margie becoming an AMi accredited instructor and his son Donny also achieving the instructor status as well as serving on the AMi board of trustees. Many thanks to Don for his service to AMi, ASA and the industry as a whole. His example has made a positive impact on education. On behalf of the AMi staff, instructors and students we say "thank you" and send our condolences to Don's wonderful family. About the Automotive Management Institute AMi was established in 1989 to answer the demand for continuing education and industry-accepted recognition programs tailored specifically for the business needs of the automotive service and repair industry. To date, AMi programs have attracted more than 250,000 enrollments throughout North America. AMi is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational foundation, to which tax-deductible contributions may be made. For mo... read more

  • AMi Provides Online Training Support to Industry

    Monday 04 May 2020

    NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, April 29, 2020 - The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) announced plans to expand its partnerships with companies and industry training providers to convert instructor-led training to online courses and provide industry-based accreditation. As the industry continues to adapt to the challenges of the Coronavirus, many organizations are facing tough decisions, from cutting training budgets to laying off staff. AMi, along with its development partners are fully prepared to support the transition from live instructor-led courses to online courses economically, fast, and painless. Online courses can then be accessed and supported through the "myAMi" Learning Portal at a fraction of the cost of building and maintaining their own online learning platform. AMi will also provide: Company/Training provider Learning Portal branding Online course hosting Assessment test hosting Completion and requirement reporting Student Support/Chat Feature Printable Student Certificates "During these uncertain times of travel restrictions, social distancing and reduced training budgets, AMi is excited to partner with other companies, including the OEMs and training providers to make training accessible and affordable," stated Jeff Peevy, AMi President. For additional information or questions, please contact Jeff Peevy at [email protected] or 224-704-3840. About the Automotive Management Institute... read more

  • Training isn't just for technicians!

    Thursday 26 March 2020

    AMi has aligned industry training into comprehensive educational curriculum, that once completed, provides certificates and professional designations for Customer Service Reps, Office Managers, Managers and Master-Level General Managers. Improve KPI's and profitability by starting in the front office!   Collision Focused Online Courses Photo and File Documentation Mike Cassata | 30 min This module is intended to discuss file and photo documentation for collision repair facility estimators, staff appraisers, and independent appraisers. Throughout this module, we will discuss the most professional and accurate ways to photograph damages and document findings and observations. Learn More Getting the Most From Your DRP Relationships Mike Cassata | 30 min This module is intended to discuss ways to qualify for and get on Direct Repair Programs (DRP) that you might be interested in, as well as help you understand what insurers look for in a collision repair center and how to maintain a positive ongoing relationship with an insurer. Learn More   Steve Beck's Time Management Steve Beck | 45 min Time management, which means managing time, can be difficult. There are only so many seconds in a minute, so many minutes in an hour, so many hours in a day, and so many days in a month. There are also a set limit of months... read more

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