Automotive technician news

Prizes worth £3,000 up for grabs

Published:  16 November, 2012

A new route in ATA was announced at BBC broadcasting house last week - the ATA DAB assessment has been created for technicians wanting to capture the lucrative business of updating customers' analogue radios with DAB alternatives, ahead of the analogue 'switch over' which is planned for 2015. ATA approved installers will be about to display the 'digital tick' used in the switchover's marketing campaign.

In other ATA news, modular assessments are now available for Autoglazing, Customer Service and Motorcycle routes.

Last but not least, all current ATA accredited technicians have the chance to win prizes worth up to £3,000 by filling in their details at www.theimi.org.uk/ata. Delphi toolboxes, an iPad2 and training courses are up for grabs, make sure you enter online before November 30th.

www.theimi.org.uk/ata

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