Management Training

MVP is a value added sales support program designed to improve the business performance of PPG Automotive Refinish collision centres. We develop and deliver the most comprehensive set of training tools and services in the industry. Our mission is to provide our collision repair business partners with training and business development services directed at interdependent success.

MVP Business Development Series

The Most Comprehensive Set of Training, Tools, and Services for the Collision Professional

The MVP Business Development Series courses are grouped into these functional areas of collision centre business operations:

  • Administration Course
  • Production Courses
  • Leadership Courses
  • Sales & Marketing Courses
  • Financial Management Courses
  • Green Belt Training

Administration Courses

There is an urgent need to develop and implement administrative processes that effectively manage all elements of work flow.

  • Administrative Management
  • Organizational Management

Additional courses considered helpful in improving the administration process:

  • Evolution of Selling
  • Fundamentals of Estimating
  • Advanced Estimating
  • Job relations
  • Job Instructions
  • Job Methods

Production Courses

Exceptional performance to produce consistent and predictable results.

Collision repair shops face ever increasing demands from work providers and vehicle owners for improving speed, quality and cost. The production management oriented courses offer real world insidght into how you can meet, and even exceed, expectations, given today’s market challenges.

  • Fundamentals of Estimating
  • Advanced Collision Estimating Skills
  • Production & Cycle Time Management
  • Paint Shop Throughput

Leadership Courses

The success of any collision centre, now and in the future, is critically dependent on its ability to compete for business and repairvehicles more quickly without sacrificing quality or increasing costs. It requires new thinking, new processes and a work culture devoted to continuous process improvement. Most critical are the leadership skills of managers, supervisors and team leaders, and their abiloity to implement and sustain continuous improvement throughout the organization. This is the underlying purpose behind the PPG MVP Business Development Series. Leadership training sessions provice a systematic approach for giving attendees the skills required to implement change in their collision centre and to sustain continuous process improvement.

  • Leading Change
  • Art of Execution

Sales & Marketing Courses

Bringing business into your shop doesn’t happen by accident.

Effective collision centre marketing requires careful planning and the use of precious resources available to your shop. To help you compete in today’s challenging market, PPG MVP offers a vast assortment of specially designed tools and training programs to help you reach the right people, with the right message, at the right time.

  • The Evolution of Selling
  • Elevating the Customer Experience
  • Accelerated Sales & Marketing Systems

Financial Management Courses

More than ever, Collision Centre operators need to understand the key metrics that drive their business.

From this baseline, they must employ strategies that will drive performance and financial improvements. These MVP Business Development Series courses are designed to help today’s Collision Centre Managers gain a competitive advantage in their respective marketplace by teaching them to stratgetically think about their business strategy and understand key performance indicators while developing a new business plan.

  • Business in the 21st Century

Green Belt Training

  • The Practical Application of Lean Six Sigma Tailored for Collision Repair
  • A program carefully developed to provide an effective balance between teaching the proven science behind process improvement and implementing practice solutions for driving best-in-class performance at your collision centre.

Technical Training

Refinish Technician Certification

Qualifying refinish technicians is an integral part of PPG. Technicians with at least one year of experience meet the requirements for certification by successfully completing a training course specifically tailored to the product systems covered by these programs. Courses are conveniently offered at PPG Business Development Centres and various field locations across North America.

These training sessions include a minimum of eight hours of classroom and hands-on training. Certified Technicians can renew and/or maintain their certifications by completing additional product training every two years.

MVP Paint Shop Throughput

Quick Changeover is a critical component of Lean Manufacturing and is a foundation for gaining critical capacity to meet customer demand and grow operations. This seminar will focus on applying quick changeover techniques and principles to the refinish area within collision repair, more specifically, to optimize booth cycles for any shop faced with the need to gain capacity and throughput when being held back by the current cycle time of their booths.

PPG Certification - Envirobase EHP

Envirobase High Performance Waterborn Certification (2 day).

As a core program of PPG Certification training, this program trains refinish technicians in personal safety, paint chemical and waterborne fundamanetals, and repair procedures using PPG’s Envirobase High Performance Waterborne Basecoat Refinish System.

Envirobase Color Adjustment

This two day program is designed for the collision center technician who currently uses PPG products in their refinish operations. This course covers the theory of color and its practical application in matching and tinting EHP refinish waterborne colors. The Envirobase High Performance waterborn color system and its associated color tools are described in depth. Hands-on exercises are designed to provide product and color tool exposure to the technician.

Ideal In-House Training

Ideal Auto Paint Solutions offers the personalized service of training technitions right in your shop in “real world” conditions for the most effective training procedures. Whether your facility has hired a new technician or is being introduced to a new product, we will ensure your staff is kept up-to-date on all the latest products and techniques. Our experienced staff works with all major factory representatives and training specialists to bring your employees the latest and best in the collision industry.

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