November to be a Busy Month for Auction Academy

November 5, 2021

Nashville, TN — Auction Academy will finish 2021 with a flurry of activity, with two important events set for November reports Auction Academy President Penny Wanna. Coming up first is the inaugural meeting of Auction Academy’s 7th Class Group in Nashville on November 4th, 5th and 6th. The two-year curriculum includes both virtual training and quarterly in-person meetings. Says Wanna, “We are very excited to welcome this new Class Group to the program and absolutely thrilled that this will be the largest class to date, with 30 registered students from auto auctions and industry partners around the country.” During this first Session, Tony Long of IARA will review that organization’s mission. The students will also begin coursework in the IARA CAR Certification Program, which is now a regular part of the Academy coursework. The next day the group will visit Manheim Nashville Auto Auction, hosted by auction General Manager, Sam … Continued

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Auction Academy Plans Return to In-Person Sessions; Class 7 Registration Now Open

April 15, 2021

FRANKLIN, Tennessee — After more than a year of Virtual Classroom training, Auction Academy plans to resume in-person sessions, with a meeting of Class Group 6 in Detroit in August. Since last June Auction Academy training has taken place monthly in a virtual classroom setting after COVID-19 restrictions prohibited in-person meetings. The change was made halfway through the Class Group’s original two-year Course Syllabus. “We have all experienced great success with our monthly virtual meetings, but we are eager to meet again in person,” says Penny Wanna, Auction Academy President. “We are tentatively planning to resume in-person sessions with a meeting set for August 2-4 in Detroit. COVID guidelines will play a crucial part in the meeting structure, and we will include a hybrid component for any students unable to join us, either due to their comfort level or their company’s travel restrictions.” Wanna explains that virtual classroom training will … Continued

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Auction Academy Sponsors Play Vital Role in Restructured Program

April 14, 2021

As Auction Academy executes a modified format for its course training, its sponsors continue to play a vital role in the success of the program. In June, Auction Academy President Penny Wanna announced that the Academy had launched a Virtual Classroom for the remainder of 2020 for its current Class 6 Group. The Group’s previously scheduled quarterly meetings for 2020 are replaced by monthly virtual sessions, with in-person/on-site training and education sessions resuming in February of 2021. The continued support of the Academy’s sponsors has been a prime factor in the success of the restructured program, says Wanna. Wanna makes special mention of both longtime supporters like NextGear Capital, OVE, NAAA and the Stanley/Autenreith Auctions, as well as new sponsors to the program like EBlock & Elite Transportation that have come on board in support of this year’s Virtual Series. Adds Wanna, “Our sponsors’ ongoing support not only encouraged us … Continued

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Auction Academy Opens Virtual Classroom for Training Through End of Year

July 9, 2020

Auction Academy has launched a virtual classroom for the remainder of 2020 for its current Class 6 Group, reports Auction Academy President, Penny Wanna. The Group’s previously-scheduled quarterly meetings for 2020 will be replaced by monthly virtual sessions, beginning June 22nd. In-person/on-site training and education sessions will resume in February of 2021.“Due to the COVID19 Pandemic and its many effects on our daily lives, Auction Academy has made the difficult decision to not host any in-person sessions for the rest of 2020,” said Wanna, who notes that the change comes half-way through the Class Group’s original two-year Course Syllabus. “The remaining foursessions will be scheduled on a quarterly basis in 2021.” Wanna reports that although students and staff will not meet in its traditional in-person format, Auction Academy is taking measures to continue the Class Group’s momentum, stay connected and provide the current students with a learning environment. A Virtual … Continued

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Auction Academy Completes First Session of 2020 with Facility Tours and Instruction

March 30, 2020

FRANKLIN, Tennessee – Auction Academy, a career-continuing education program developed by TPC Management Company (TPC) for professionals in the auto auction industry, announced that its current 2-year Class Group, Class 6, met together on February 27-29, 2020 for the 4th of 8 training and education sessions. Launched in May of 2019, the 6th Class Group convened in Birmingham, Alabama, where they were hosted by Tom and Cathy Adams for dinner in their home that also included an opening session headed by Chuck Redden of AutoTec.The next morning the group toured two auction facilities — ADESA Birmingham, and America’s Birmingham Auto Auction – where auction GM’s Ed Burton (ADESA) and Russ Sapp (America’s) gave thorough tours of their facilities and sat with the class for Q&A. That afternoon, the group gathered at Auction Insurance Agency/AutoTec Group headquarters for presentations and discussions with John McElrath and Jamye Carpenter of AutoCheck Auctions, Ben … Continued

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