Hoffman Estates, IL – June 1, 2012 – The Atlanta I-CAR Volunteer Committee awarded a $9,000 student scholarship to William Anderson of Maxwell High School of Technology (Lawrenceville, GA) through the Collision Repair Education Foundation this spring. This scholarship will assist Anderson with education costs for one year of study of collision repair at a Georgia post-secondary school. Funding for this scholarship was made possible through the committee hosting annual golf and car show fundraiser events.
Gerry Poirier, Atlanta I-CAR Committee and Georgia State Chairman stated, ”This is something the entire Atlanta Committee has worked on for quite some time. To have the scholarship awarded was as important to the committee as it was to the student. The industry needs new technicians and being able to provide this scholarship will help make that a reality.”
Anderson was quoted in the Gwinnett Daily Post local newspaper, “I hope to get my degree and find a good spot in the industry. Studying here (at Maxwell High School of Technology) has been one of the best opportunities. I don’t know of any other school in Gwinnett County that could have taught me so much.”
Collision Repair Education Foundation Associate Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode noted, “The work that the Atlanta I-CAR Volunteer Committee has accomplished together to support their local collision school programs and students over the years has been nothing less than absolutely incredible. The Collision Repair Education Foundation hopes to use this local volunteer committee as a shining example to others across the country of how fellow industry members can come together and support their local industry’s future. On behalf of the staff and Education Foundation Board of Trustees, I would like to congratulate the Atlanta I-CAR Volunteer Committee on this announcement and thank them for their continued time and efforts to assist the industry’s future member.”
Inter-industry organizations and individuals who are interested in supporting the Education Foundation and increasing the amount of assistance provided to collision schools and students should contact Education Foundation Associate Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at Brandon.Eckenrode@ed foundation.org or 847-463-5244.