Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — Saskatchewan Polytechnic will host another BETAG Outer Panel Repair Specialist (OPRS) system at its Saskatoon campus from April 3 to June 23, the establishment instructed attendees at the modern Saskatchewan Affiliation of Automotive Repairers celebration.
The only university in North The united states to offer the plan, BETAG’s OPRS program is provided by means of Sask Polytech built to assistance collision centres repair service a lot more parts rather than exchange them, driving creation and throughput by raising a technician’s capability and efficiency.
At SAAR’s Spring Conference, Sask Polytech’s Scott Kucharyshen informed the field of just a number of of the training course benefits. Kucharyshen showed an picture of a cab corner on a Dodge truck that took a rear-end hit, ensuing in box speak to in the cabin.
“How several of you would have your A-tech or professional journeyman functioning on this?” he questioned the audience. “What about a Amount 4 apprentice? Degree 3? Level 2? Level 1?”
The audience typically agreed that Level 4 apprentices or journeypersons would be outfitted to tackle the job.
“With BETAG, though, we can do this with a Level 2 apprentice we did not get rid of any interior apart from a lessen inside trim panel.
“What wages are you paying out a journeyman? What are you having to pay a Degree 2?”
Kucharyshen said he experienced the fix order slated for a cab corner area a Stage 3 maintenance. With no body harm, the crew replaced the box, replaced the bumper, fastened the cab and blended the door—it was performed in Stage 2.”
“Right now, we have Level 1 apprentices repairing panels that had been, just before, a difficult Stage 2. Talk about boosting your team, demanding them and building them more successful customers of your workforce.”
So significantly, Sask Polytech has run one course, with the second at the moment managing.
“They’ve carried out their 1st 7 days and they are back doing the job in the shop. How it works—It’s about a single to two several hours per 7 days, the place you choose pictures and deliver them to us. They’ll come in for their next session the week right after upcoming, and they’ll do this back and forth for about four cycles in excess of 4 months.”
Sask Polytech is also setting up to operate two courses in Regina this tumble, so extended as they are ready to fill the places.
“If we’re likely to run classes in Regina, we have to have 16 techs for each study course. If we can get that, we’ll go all the machines down to Regina and hold them down there to prepare in the fall.”
According to BETAG, there are federal government grants offered that will go over up to 66 % of the method value.
Pupils interested in taking part in the plan can make contact with Jeremy Shaw at 306-659-4073.