SEMA eNews Vol. 14, No. 46, November 17, 2011

Grow Business and Improve Skills at 2012 Technical Skills & Training Conference

  TSTC attendees are
given the opportunity to witness first-hand proper installation
techniques in a shop-like environment from industry leaders.

As the economic landscape continues to evolve and as a matter of best
practices, businesses are constantly evaluating their current model and
looking for opportunities to enter new markets. Over the last several
years, the Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) has worked
diligently to help its members identify niche segments in which they can
incorporate new products and services that will ultimately increase
their bottom line.

Two years ago, PRO introduced the Technical Skills & Training
Conference (TSTC). This grassroots effort serves to increase
installation standards while exposing businesses to additional revenue
opportunities by showcasing interactive training sessions that encompass
such growth markets as:

  • Leather
  • Mobile Electronics
  • Paint Protection and Window Films
  • Sunroofs
  • Graphics
  • Trim and Bolt-on Accessories
  • Seat Heaters
  • Tow Products

TSTC is a one-day conference that partners with technical schools and
universities. Past locations include the University of Northwestern Ohio
in Lima, Ohio, and Wyotech in Blairsville, Pennsylvania. Attendees are
given the opportunity to witness first-hand proper installation
techniques in a shop-like environment from such industry leaders as 3M,
Rosen Entertainment, Katzkin Leather, Webasto Products North America,
Restylers’ Choice and Roadwire Automotive Innovations. The practical,
how-to knowledge gained is invaluable and the addition of sales training
and educational sessions provide a comprehensive understanding of what
would be required to add a product or service to your repertoire.
Installers will improve their technical proficiency, and shop owners and
managers will gain a clearer idea of the resources required to grow
their business.

The third installation of TSTC will take place at Northwood University’s West Palm Beach Campus in sunny Florida, March 16, 2012. Registration is now open at 2012 PRO TSTC.

To find out more, visit 2012 PRO TSTC, or contact Zane Clark at

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