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Over 500 collision, auto service students RSVP'd for CREF, ASE's 2017 Cars, Careers & Celebrities

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 07:00
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The Collision Repair Education Foundation and ASE will hold its third annual Cars, Careers, & Celebrities Expo event on Friday, September 15th at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. in conjunction with the NASCAR Cup race taking place that weekend. The event will bring together hundreds of high school and college collision and auto service students, industry members, and sponsors. Over 30 companies are signed up to participate with the event and meet the attending students that will be traveling from the greater Midwest and beyond.

Hundreds of students are anticipated to attend and they will have the opportunity to meet industry employers, view demonstrations, hold initial/mock interviews, meet race car drivers, and more in the Chicagoland Speedway’s hospitality village area. There is no charge for high school and college collision students, instructors, and administrators to attend.

Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode noted, “We are excited to bring this career fair back to the Chicagoland Speedway this year. Through our partnership with ASE, we are also inviting high school and college auto service students to the event which should double the student attendance compared to previous years. This will provide the participating companies with a larger pool of employee candidates and fulfilling their need for entry-level staff.”

Companies currently participating include: Gerber Collision & Glass, ABRA Auto Body & Glass, Service King Collision Repair Centers, 3M Automotive, PPG Automotive Refinish, Caliber Collision, Allstate Insurance, Nationwide Insurance, State Farm Insurance, GEICO, Snap-on, Copart USA, CCC Information Services, Mirka Abrasives, AutoZone/ ALLDATA, Garmat USA, Cintas, WyoTech, Ranken Technical College, ADESA, Sears Auto, Ryder Inc., Collision Equipment Experts, Cox Automotive, Celette Inc.,  Auto Care Association, SimSpray Aidex, SkillsUSA, SEMA, and Women’s Industry Network (WIN).

Companies still have an opportunity to participate at this event and are encouraged to contact Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org/ 847-463-5244 for more information

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