Advance’s New Learning Management System Stresses Career Advancement

Advance Auto Parts has launched a new learning management system, Career Pathways, designed to provide training programs that grow an automotive professional’s knowledge and skills throughout their career.

Training from Advance now combines courses available online and in the classroom from the company’s Carquest Technical Institute (CTI) and WORLDPAC Training Institute (WTI) programs, forming an integrated training platform, or library of technical training and business management education.

Career Pathways — which features a structured set of online and classroom events to establish mastery of technical and business competencies — currently targets general service technicians and professional technicians. Offerings for senior technicians and master technicians, as well as a number of specialist programs, are expected by year’s end, according to a Nov. 1 announcement from Advance.

Shop owners can track the progress of their technicians and staff through Career Pathways specific to the type of work they perform. Training participants receive certifications within the CTI and WTI platform as they complete training programs and advance in their career.

“The advancement of automotive technology requires that our industry has access to leading-edge training to keep pace with modern vehicle systems,” Rob Morrell, senior director of customer training at WORLDPAC, said in the aforementioned announcement. “CTI+WTI’s new learning management system enables national accounts and independent shops alike to help attract, retain and grow talent.”

Each year, Advance serves more than 26,000 people across North America with training offered through the CTI and WTI programs.