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CATA assistance at new Web site,

November 22, 2010

The information gathered by the CATA and available for its members on the Internet is at a new Web address, to bring the association closer to one of its properties, DriveChicago.


Association-related materials, such as this newsletter’s archive, is at That makes the CATA site a quick toggle from DriveChicago’shome, In short, to reach the CATA site, substitute the letters "cata" for the more traditional "www" prefix of DriveChicago’s Web address. 

Want to review the course offerings of CATA Learning University and its upcoming classes? Click the tab, Education/Careers. That tab also contains information about Automotive Youth Educational Systems, and the CATA’s efforts to stay ahead of predictions of a technician shortage in the coming years.


Many forms are available for download, such as those necessary when completing a negotiation or transaction in a language other than English; and the year-old Arbitration Agreement developed by the CATA and the Better Business Bureau.


Much more will be posted shortly.


"The new CATA site is a little rough around the edges, but we’ll smooth everything out over the next couple weeks," said association President Jerry Cizek. "The transition from the old site, with the redesign, has taken a few months, and we didn’t want to leave our members in the dark until we have a ‘perfect’ site."


"We’re very happy about this new synergy with DriveChicago," Cizek added.


The CATA also maintains a separate Web site,, for another of its properties, the Chicag