Delta Kits Inc., headquartered in Eugene, Ore., has announced via a news release that, effective immediately, the company is waiving the $300 fee to attend its comprehensive technical training and certification program. The program, which is held at company headquarters, is designed to increase the skill level of windshield repair technicians across the country. It will now be offered to all technicians, free of charge, regardless of the equipment they use.
"Delta Kits Certified Technicans have always been the most highly trained and successful windshield repair technicians in the industry," says Jeff Higgins, vice president of Delta Kits. "Delta Kits has been consistently focused on the betterment of the entire windshield repair industry. By allowing anyone, even technicians who use equipment manufactured by other companies, to be fully trained, we feel this is the next step in that direction. Substandard quality windshield repairs are becoming more of a problem, and we will do everything possible to encourage technicians to become trained, even if they are not our customers."
According to the news release, Delta Kits' training and certification courses accomodate varying initial skill levels. Upon completion of this course, even people who have never done a repair before the training will be among the best-trained technicians in the industry. Each student will have the equipment provided for them during the class at no cost. Students will be given practice windshields where they will have extensive hands on training by fully qualified instructors on how to repair all types of windshield damage.
Upon successful completion of the hands on portion of this class, each student will be required to pass a rigorous written exam before receiving certification as a Delta Kits Certified Technician.
"We as manufacturers need to take responsibility for this industry, and do everything we can to make sure technicians are certified and able to do quality windshield repairs on a consistent basis. By eliminating the cost of training, having no requirements to purchase our equipment, and supplying all equipment needed during the class, Delta Kits is raising the standards of what is to be expected of not only manufacturers, but also technicians who do windshield repair," added Higgins.
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