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Repairify Introduces Repairify Institute at SEMA 2022

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Nov. 7, 2022—The outside temperatures may have dipped as the second day of the 2022 SEMA Show got underway in Las Vegas last week, but that didn't cool down the excitement of attendees. Among the biggest news of the day came from Repairify as it formally announced the introduction of the Repairify Institute. 

The institute is planned to be a comprehensive technical training program for prospective automotive professionals and designed to assist in the ongoing challenges with finding qualified technicians. Leading the program will be Chris Chesney, an industry veteran who joined Repairify as its vice president of training and organizational development back in 2021. Students in the program will be paired up with mentorship support and the curriculum is designed to be adaptive, constantly evaluating that student and testing their skills.

"As they walk through that journey, that tool is always giving them feedback on more training here, more training here, more training here, and then guiding them in a very visual way, actually through like a bar graph that gets them to the actual objective of I want to be competent in this skill set," said President of Repairify Global Holdings, Inc. Cris Hollingsworth. "So we're very excited because we think that can help accelerate the press training cycle."

In addition to online teachings, Repairify plans Centers of Excellence around the country to be the center learning and as a place for students to put what they've learned into practice. The first center is planned to open in Dallas in 2023. Multiple certification programs will be offered to service a variety of automotive segments.

The institute wasn't the only bit of news Repairify announced at SEMA, as the organization earlier in the day unveiled its Repair OnDemand marketplace. Repair OnDemand is designed to connect sublet repairers companies in need of services, including fleet owners and car dealerships. The network includes more than 16,000 professionals, connecting them faster than ever before.

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