CCAR Releases COVID-19 Guidelines and Courses for Automotive Educators

August 24, 2020 | Waltham, Massachusetts

CCAR (The Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair), in partnership with Electude, has released COVID-19 best practice guidelines and online training for automotive technology educators.

The guidelines emphasize the importance of using in-school time primarily for labs, as lectures can naturally be managed online more effectively than labs.

“Our guidelines are designed to address the challenges automotive educators must manage as they come back to school this fall,” said Charlie Ayers, president of CCAR. “We recognize the complexity that automotive educators face
under normal conditions and provide common-sense recommendations for current conditions.”

The materials CCAR has developed are available at and include:

  • COVID-19 Career Education Guidelines, with strategies to create a blended learning environment that helps keep students and staff safe, while reserving in-person school time for hands-on training and providing guidance for conducting classrooms and lectures online
  • Best practices for shops and labs, including a COVID- 19 Lab & Shop Process Acknowledgement that focuses on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and social distancing
  • COVID-19 Recommended Supplies for Schools
  • beginning of each in-school day
  • A COVID-19 Touch Point Cleaning Checklist
  • Ongoing guidance as the impact of COVID-19 evolves

Also included are innovative, interactive COVID-19 online learning modules specifically created for professionals in the automotive field. They may be purchased as part of CCAR’s
E-Safety course, or as stand-alone modules: both are available at

“We are sincere in our hope that our guidelines and supporting materials are of value to automotive educators and the challenges they face delivering instruction during the pandemic,” Ayers said. “And we are delighted that Electude is such a willing and enthusiastic partner. They worked with us in the development of the guidelines as well as in expanding our existing automotive- based safety resources to include COVID-19 learning modules within the E-Safety platform.”

Thomas Snyder, Chief Commercial Officer of Electude said, “We are excited that CCAR has taken on the development of these standards. They are a new and valuable resource focused specifically on how automotive educators are to manage during the pandemic, the likes of which we’ve never seen before. Electude was privileged to assist CCAR in the development and distribution of these important documents. We fully support their mission.”

About Electude

Electude ( is the world’s leading automotive e- learning company, built on thirty years of experience in providing students with the most effective, engaging and enjoyable method of learning. Electude prides itself on equipping instructors with the techniques, tools and training needed to give students the best educational experience possible. With clients in over 60 countries spread over six continents, Electude is a true educational innovator that provides the most comprehensive and effective automotive e-learning solution available.

About CCAR

The Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR) is a non-profit organization with a focus on the automotive industry and its needs for safety and hazardous material compliance and training. Founded in 1994 with grant funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), CCAR is also one of the original Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Alliance partners and is the only OSHA Ambassador focused on providing safety best practice information to the automotive collision and repair industries. CCAR has twice been recognized by the ASE Training Managers Council (ATMC) with their “National Excellence in Training” award and was chosen by the North American Hazmat Action Committee (NAAHAC) to develop hazardous material-handling training courses. To learn more about CCAR and its programs, please call 888.476.5465 or visit

Media contacts

Joy Wu
Electude International
303 Wyman Street, Suite 300 Waltham, MA 02451-1208
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