The Collision Repair Education Foundation is inviting the industry to help ensure high school and college collision instructors have a great start to their fall semester by donating tools, equipment, consumables, and other items.
Recognizing the escalating need for qualified technicians in the collision repair industry, the PPG Foundation, in collaboration with the Collision Repair Education Foundation, has awarded scholarships to five worthy students who have confirmed their interest in automotive repair and refinish careers.
The donations provide students studying for a career in the collision industry with much needed support of their chosen training programs. Schools eligible for donations participate in a variety of Foundation programs seeking to improve educational opportunities and the readiness of students.
The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Trustees including: Doug Irish, Fayetteville Technical Community College; Mark Helvenston, Insurance Auto Auctions; and Steve Schmidt, State Farm.
There is still time to support veterans and their families preparing for a career in the collision industry. The 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division, along with the Collision Repair Education Foundation, launched their 2018 fundraiser in May with two ways to participate
The event will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center during NACE Automechanika Atlanta from August 8-10. The car show is limited to the first 100 vehicles, so the Committee stresses the importance of registering vehicles early.
Through the initiative, collision repair industry professionals can donate to help military members get the training and tools needed to get jobs in the collision repair industry and receive great prizes along with their support of an important cause.
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