The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) worked with SkillsUSA during the national competition held in Kansas City June 23-27 to support student competitors and advisors.
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As part of its support, SCRS awarded a prize at the 100% Advisor Reception on June 24th. The prize package, donated by SCRS and the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), included an all expenses paid trip for both the winning advisor and the student guest of their choice to attend the SEMA Show; including two airline tickets, two hotel rooms, two passes into the SEMA Show this fall, and two passes to the SCRS Repairer Driven Education series. The winning advisor was teacher, John Wilson of Ohio Hi-Point Career Center in Springfield, Ohio.
"SkillsUSA and career and technical education are about providing students with professional experiences," said Tim Lawrence, executive director of SkillsUSA. "This prize of a trip to the 2012 SEMA Show and SCRS Repairer Driven Education Program is an outstanding example of that kind of experience for both a student and an instructor. It's also a motivator to have more students think of a career in collision repair. That's good for the industry and the students. It just doesn't get much better than this," Lawrence concluded.
"Supporting industry initiatives that develop a strongly rooted interest in the collision repair and automotive field is an important part of our collaborative work with SCRS at the SEMA Show," added Peter MacGillivray, VP, Events and Communications for SEMA. "We are glad to participate in this contribution, and honored that the advisors were so genuinely excited to come see the amazing collision repair environment that SCRS has developed with us. There are a world of opportunities in the industry for these students, and we are proud to know that they will be able to make all the contacts they need at the SEMA Show to develop a prosperous career in the industry!"