The Collision Career Institute (CCI) is a private career & technical school based in California and approved by the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS). CCI was built in 2015 to manage and deliver automotive collision repair apprenticeships. CCI has evolved to become a national program designed to standardize teaching collision repair skills. Students at any CTE school can now be trained to be the type of entry-level technician the industry demands. CCI utilizes the I-CAR PDP Education Edition Curriculum and the CANVAS Learning Management System to provide easy to use and well laid out lesson plans for CTE Educators.
Our national focus is to help CTE schools develop a more robust curriculum that provides methodology for training skills required by the industry which will lead to immediate employment in shops. The CCI Program helps training institutions teach six basic entry-level skills defined by market research completed independently by three organizations.
Each organization has defined the skills the collision repair industry demands that an entry-level technician must possess. CREF–Collision Repair Education Foundation, I-CAR, and the Collision Industry Conference Talent & Education Committee say those skills are:
1. Disassembly / Reassembly
2. Minor Dent Repair
3. Plastic Repair
4. Bolt-On Parts Replacement
5. Paint Preparation
6. Automotive Detailing
All training support materials are provided online by CCI, complimented by a CCI Skills-Tracker Workbook for learners. Online materials include presentations, how-to videos, textbooks, electronic handouts, tests, and quizzes available through the CANVAS LMS. CCI has sequenced all teaching materials around the six basic skills. Educators following detailed lesson plans and utilizing the CCI Skills-Tracker Workbook will produce graduates with verifiable skills the collision repair industry demands today.
Each skill has teaching materials designed to support the student in learning a new skill. Each skill has a CCI “Skills Poster” to support the learning process. Teaching “Tips and Tricks” are supplied for each skill. Each section of the Workbook lists the necessary Safety Equipment, Tools, and Materials needed to develop the new skill. The Process is defined, an SOP is offered, and the student completes “Repair Plans” in the Workbook for each learning
All student content is accessible with a Smartphone. Students utilizing the CCI Skills-Tracker Workbook and following direction from their Educator can read about learning a new skill; review a Standard Operation Procedure for the skill; review supporting video content found by utilizing embedded QR Codes in the Workbook; and document pictures of their work showing the successful completion of each skill. This documentation is specific to each student, verified by the Educator, verified by CCI, and available for presentation to a potential employer.
Please contact us for additional information or to sign up for trial access to our online content and a sample workbook.