Glass DoctorŽ University Announces Auto Glass Installation Classes
September 24, 2010
Glass Doctor University (GDU) will conduct its first auto glass
installation course for auto glass technicians October 18-21, 2010.
GDU technical manager Frank Levesque displays some of the tools used in the National Auto Glass Certification training at the GDU Training Center in Waco.
The four-day auto glass installation program at the GDU Training Center begins
with two days of the basics of auto glass installation. Trainees
will become familiar with the latest installation best practices,
terminology, tools and techniques. The basic class will have minimal
hands-on installation, focusing on the auto glass trade’s
skills and products for safe installation. The two-day intermediate
section involves hands-on training in the proper auto glass installation
techniques for windshields and tempered safety glass.
“We’re offering the training we provide Glass Doctor
franchises to the entire industry because we believe safe, high-quality
auto glass installation is the most important issue for our industry,”
said vice president of training and franchise relations Dan Mock,
who is a member of the AGRSS board of directors. “Our industry
also has a difficult time recruiting and retaining professional
service technicians. This training will help us bring new technicians
into the industry that are properly trained, as opposed to people
entering the business on their own.”
GDU technical manager Frank Levesque, an industry veteran with 40
years of experience, is the lead instructor.
“This auto glass training is more intensive, because it has
both the extensive classroom training in auto glass adhesives, tools,
and techniques, as well as the hands-on installation training in
our state-of-the-art GDU shop,” Levesque says. “If you
want to be a professional auto glass technician, this is where you
will learn it from start to finish.”
According to Glass Doctor, Texas residents are eligible for a Texas
Workforce Commission grant that will pay for the cost of the training.
If the technician has been in the industry for fewer than 90 days,
the grant will pay for the training. Technicians in the industry
longer than 90 days are eligible for grants of $750 toward the training
Training cost is $1,450 per person and includes registration fees,
a four-night hotel stay, and two meals daily. Airfare can be added
when reservations are determined.
Registration and travel arrangements can be made through GDU training
coordinator Shirley Witt by calling 800/280-9959, ext. 2480. Class
size is limited to a maximum of 12 people.
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