This popular annual event in the auto glass and windshield replacement industry is being held in Baltimore and is sure to be a good time!
It is happening October 7-9 and brings together auto industry experts and attendees from all over the nation. Tools and other systems will be on display, and experts will be on hand to answer any and all questions. There are also workshops, seminars, and various social events to attend. You can attend as many or as little as you would like, although your company may require you to be at some.
Perhaps the highlight of the three days is the competitions. They are fun not only for the participants but for the audience as well. The Auto Glass Technician Olympics will showcase your skills in auto glass replacement. The winner gets bragging rights as the World’s Greatest Auto Glass Technician along with a trophy and medal. You are judged on many aspects in the Olympic event, starting with professionalism and credentials. Other points being judged is you installation technique, proper product usage, the removal process, and even how you deal with customers.
Another competition to take part in is Windshield Repair Olympics. This event includes a quiz in which the correct answer scores will factor in to the final score for the participant. Then, they will be judges on customer relations, professional attire, vehicle preparation, and repair technique, among other points. The winner is crowned World’s Best Windshield Repair Technician with a trophy and gold medal.
Auto Glass Week also offers free Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) accreditation training and testing. You (or your company) do have to pre-register to take advantage of this great service.
It is important for every technician to always strive to be safer and maintain the high standards set forth in the auto glass industry. They work in an industry where safety is top priority for their customers. One second of not paying attention could spell disaster, so attention to detail is stressed during these trainings.
Auto Glass Week is truly where the industry comes together. It is a one-of-a-kind event for technicians and experts alike, where everyone learns something new every year as advancements continue to emerge. If you cannot find the time to attend this year, make sure you get there at some point in your career.