Hoffman Estates, IL– May 25, 2017 – ABRA Auto Body and Glass is awarding 10 students with tool grants of $2,000 each through a grant and scholarship program with the Collision Repair Education Foundation. The winning students can use the grant to purchase tools from the NATEF tool list. The winners were selected from a pool of high school seniors and post-secondary students enrolled in collision repair programs and planning to graduate and enter the workforce in 2017.
The student winners of the 2017 ABRA Auto Body & Glass spring tool grant are:
• Willie Perry of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina
• Leanne Rafferty of Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
• Cesar Delgadillo of Chattanooga State in Chattanooga, Tennessee
• Daron Hardy of Kennedy King in Chicago, Illinois
• Scott George of Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah
• Joshua Payne of Tennessee college of Applied Technology in Shelbyville, Tennessee
• Seger Gott of Southwest Tech Auto Body Collision in Fennimore, Wisconsin
• Michael Castanias of Scarlet Oaks in Cincinnati, Ohio
• Johnny Mosquera Jr. of Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Shelbyville, Tennessee
• Anthony Tardivet of Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska
“ABRA is proud to support the next generation of auto body technicians,” says Greg Peeters, ABRA vice president of training and development. “This grant provides bright students the basic tool set they need to launch an exciting career in the Collision Repair Industry.”
For additional information about ABRA Auto Body & Glass, visit www.abraauto.com. Industry members interested in working together with the Collision Repair Education Foundation in supporting secondary and post-secondary collision repair students, instructors, and their school programs should contact Director of Development, Brandon Eckenrode at 847.463.5244 or Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org.