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BETAG’s Outer Panel Repair Specialist (OPRS) Program addresses these challenges by increasing technician capability & efficiency, to give body shops a competitive edge.
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There are 3 macro factors to consider:
BETAG’s OPRS Program is an opportunity to:
BETAG’s OPRS Program turbocharges the skills of entry level technicians (‘C techs’) to create productive, more efficient (150%+) non-structural outer panel repair specialists
BETAG’s OPRS Managed Career Pathway provides a clear roadmap for developing a comprehensive outer panel repair capability. 16 instructor led, workshop based training days are split into 4 blocks of 4-day learning phases, over 4 months.
The instructor led training is complemented by a Skill Development Practice Program that each student is asked to complete and report back on (approximately 1 hour per week). Results are kept under review by a BETAG trainer and used to provide personalized coaching tips for improvement.
BETAG's Outer Panel Repair Specialist Accreditation is awarded to technicians on successful completion of all elements of the training program and a formal skill assessment.
This is recognized with a BETAG OPRS plaque and individual completion certificates for each of the training course components.
Accreditations are maintained on BETAG’s eGuidance platform and, with the technician’s permission, will be accessible to repairers, OEMs and Insurance companies that recognize BETAG’s OPRS program.
Linking successful attainment of BETAG's OPRS Accreditation to a skill development, pay & incentive scheme also creates opportunities for shops to attract and retain technicians in today's competitive labor market.
BETAG offers a range of additional resources to technicians before, during and after the OPRS training program, which are intended to encourage continuous learning and create opportunity to ask for specific help or advice about outer panel repair.
Students are asked to complete and report back on their Skill Development Practice Program (approximately 1 hour per week). Results are kept under review by a BETAG trainer and used to provide personalized coaching tips for improvement.
BETAG’s Learning Center provides estimators and technicians with a simple means of accessing eModules; completion certificates; course reference manuals; and personal workbooks with notes taken during classes.
BETAG NA operates a private Facebook Group for estimators and technicians who have attended training - which they are encouraged to use to communicate with each other and share successes, ideas, tips and tricks.
BETAG’s trainers are also members of the group and on hand to answer questions about repair methods and equipment set up for outer panel repairs.
This provides technicians with an opportunity to arrange time with a BETAG Trainer to ask a question about damage analysis, repair methods or equipment set up for a specific repair.