ASCCA What You Need To KnowJuly 13, 2015
How to Help in Overcoming Auto Care's Talent Shortage.
"There are not enough people going into the skilled trades to make up for the folks that are leaving."
Individually, each of us may only be one, but together we could be many! Certainly enough to do something more than just watch as the shortage continues to grow until there is no one left to turn out the lights when it's time to finally call it quits.

The Spring 2015 issue of ASCCA's quarterly magazine, The California Independent is out for your viewing pleasure! New this year, the magazine is available for downloading on ASCCA's website (it is no longer printed and mailed to members). Feel free to share the link below with your colleagues or anyone you think might be interested in ASCCA. 

Employee Management Lessons from a Cave Man
The strength of a group starts with the leader. What tone are you setting?


Life experience and my years as a business owner have taught me that people are social beings and that the right leadership is crucial to the success of any organization. We can trace this back to our ancestral days when we were hunters and gatherers. We survived as a species because of our ability to work together. Read more

ASCCA Scholarship Awards Presented at De Anza College
ASCCA presented scholarship awards at De Anza College at an awards breakfast this past Friday, June 26. Larry Moore, a De Anza alum and the winner of the Foundation's distinction for the most vehicle donations to Cars for Careers in fiscal year 2014-15, had the honor of presenting the awards. Pete Vernazza posed with the award winners.

Click here to see photos from the awards ceremony

The ASCCA together with AutoVitals has launched an educational program aimed at helping ASCCA shops gain significant boosts in technician and service adviser productivity while improving communication to the motorist with dealership grade professional inspection results. 
Jack Molodanof: The Do's and Don'ts of Advertising
ASCCA's own Jack Molodanof was interviewed a few months ago by Autobody News about the do's and don'ts of body shop advertising. It applies to independent auto shops as well. He cautions that unlawful advertising -- even if you didn't know the information in your ad was misleading -- can get repair shops into big trouble.

Another Dry Week for Countertop Display Contest Entries

Don't forget to be a part of the Countertop Display Contest!  Show your NorCal or SoCal pride, and give your team a point boost this week.


The score is NorCal 169, SoCal 141.

Need a display? Have a contest photo to send in? Email [email protected].


Updates on the contest are posted on Facebook.

Do not forget that July 1 is the effective date of the new California Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law. ASCCA's lobbyist Jack Molodanof has this tip for ASCCA members: The Department of Industrial Relations has developed a set of FAQs on their website that will help you understand the requirements.

Division of Labor Standards Poster


Rio Hondo Community College to offer Automotive Bachelor of Science Degree
Rio Hondo Community College, in Whittier, Calif., has been named one of 15 California community colleges awarded the opportunity to pilot a baccalaureate degree program.


Rio Hondo's is the only automotive program among the 15 schools participating in the pilot. Starting in the fall of 2016...


Read more here.

Donate to ASCCA's Advocacy Fund

We're approaching $4,000 in the ASCCA Advocacy Fund, thanks to the recent raffle at the summer conference! Thank you to everyone who has donated! ASCCA established this fund to enhance our advocacy with the state legislature (e.g., legislative advocate's travel, ASCCA's annual legislative day lobbying, Government Affairs Committee initiatives). Help us reach our goal of $30,000, donate today.


New! Dental and Vision Insurance for ASCCA Members 
ASCCA has a new member benefit: Group dental and vision benefits for you and your employees. ASCCA now has great dental and vision options to offer you through an agreement with Coremark Insurance Services. Details are provided in the brochure below. 

Click here for the brochure that covers the dental and vision program

iATN Discounts Available to ASCCA Members

The International Automotive Technicians Network (iATN) is the world's first and largest online network of automotive service industry professionals. Since 1995, iATN has been providing outstanding service industry resources to members worldwide. ASCCA members can enjoy a $9-per-month discount off of the regular price of iATN Business+ premium membership, at $45-per-month.  This membership provides your shop with up to 5 premium access accounts.

Link to iATN's website


Help ASCCA Grow with the Special Membership Drive Tied to ASCCA's 75th Anniversary

To commemorate ASCCA's 75th Anniversary and help grow our members, our Board of Directors approved a limited offer to new members: $75 membership, starting now! Help us grow the association by recruiting new members! Chapters can sweeten the pot by adding their own incentive. Fine print: $55 application fee applies; Canceled members in the last 12 months are not eligible; No point/spiff for One Member Can! campaign; Regular (ARD) members only.


Member Discount Alert! ASCCA Partners with Educational Seminars Institute (ESi) for Discounted Courses

Seminar courses are normally $149.95. ASCCA members pay only $95 per attendee -- a savings of almost $55 per class! Service writer courses are normally $1,500. ASCCA members pay only $950 per attendee!


Click here to take advantage of this offer


G&K Services' First Aid Services Improve Workplace Safety
G&K Services offers several first aid kits and cabinets for mobile units and shops, which exceed all industry regulations, including OSHA and ANSI standards. Other new products include blood borne pathogen kits and a first aid responder eye wash station. For more information, email Leslie Kipnis or call 949-877-2750, or email Kathryn Kuskie or call 562-246-3022.

Thank You ASCCA Sponsors!

Armstrong & Associates

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In This Issue
Help in Overcoming Auto Care's Talent Shortage
ASCCA California Independent Spring 2015 Issue Available Now!
Employee Management Lessons from a Cave Man
Scholarship Awards at De Anza College
Go for the Gold in the ASCCA 2015 Digital Olympics!
Do's and Don'ts of Advertising
Contest Update
July 1: Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Starts
Community College to offer Automotive Bachelor of Science Degree
Legislative Advocacy Fund
New! Dental and Vision Insurance
iATN Discounts for ASCCA Members
New $75 Membership Drive
ESi Courses at a Discount!
G&K Services New Products


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