Tsawwassen Collision has in the past year become an active participant in the I-CAR program of collision repair training. I-Car has its roots in America with an active Canadian component.
For many years training in BC was dominated by the requirements of ICBC and I-CAR had a very limited presence here. Current management at ICBC has realized that training of the industry should not be a core part of their business and they have moved away from their training role.
I-CAR has an important neutral role in providing knowledge and training. Their mandate does not consider cost of repair but only in what is the best way of doing the correct, safe repair.
Of the more than 500 ICBC accredited shops in BC only 23 are at the I-CAR Gold Class in Progress and none are yet at Gold Class. Tsawwassen Collision expects to be among the first to achieve that level later this year.