As America’s troops are returning home they are facing unprecedented unemployment rates. Their challenge is to match their military skills and training with career opportunities here at home. 3M recognizes the need for qualified technicians in the collision repair industry and is creating an opportunity for returning veterans to find rewarding careers with the right education and support.
The 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division is ready to assist with the 3M Hire Our Heroes campaign to help provide training and support for the nation’s returning veterans and their families.
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3M is partnering with the Collision Repair Education Foundation to provide scholarships and support for collision repair training, and ultimately to drive employment in the collision repair industry for America’s returning veterans.
The enrollment to win scholarship funds from the Collision Repair Education Foundation opened on January 1, 2013 and scholarship enrollment opportunities remain open through May 15, 2013. For additional information and to apply, visit www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org. Scholarships are available for qualifying returning veterans and their immediate family members. Scholarships may be used for tuition, school fees, tools, textbooks and equipment at qualifying technical schools.
“The men and women who have served our country bring excellent training and skills, a commitment for doing the job correctly, a passion for intellectual achievement and a strong work ethic – all tremendous attributes for employment in today’s collision repair industry,” said Dale Ross, U.S. Marketing Operations Manager for 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division. “We are committed to helping repair facility owners and managers around the country get the capable, qualified repair professionals they need to perform at the high standards expected in today’s collision industry while honoring the tremendous service of our military men and women.”