HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – August 30, 2012 – The Collision Repair Education Foundation will be organizing several complimentary industry sessions for secondary and post-secondary collision students and their instructors that are attending the International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE), scheduled for October 11-13 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The sessions will be held Friday, October 12th and provide helpful industry and career information to collision students that will be looking to enter the industry in the near future after graduation.
Collision Repair Education Foundation – Industry Sessions for Collision Students
Friday, October 12th
• 11-11:45 a.m. – LKQ Corporation – “Repair and Recycling an Opportunity” – Presentation would include discussion on perception and reality of motor vehicle recycling; LKQ Corporation company overview; employment need and segmentation; job, career, and growth in motor vehicle recycling.
• 1 – 1:45 p.m. – Sherwin Williams Automotive Finishes Corp – “Sherwin Williams Automotive Finishes training prides itself on our class offerings, which brings to our customers the products and processes that provide our collision repair customers with the knowledge they need to be productive and profitable into today’s business environment. Join us for a walk through Sherwin Williams Automotive Finishes Standard Operating Practices and our products that will help any shop become lean and process driven by using the latest in technologies.”
In addition to the student sessions during ASRW, all attending secondary and post-secondary collision students and instructors will be provided complimentary Cintas technician uniforms to wear on the show floor and back home within their school’s collision programs. The sponsors of the 500 technician shirts include: CAPA, CCC Information Services, FenderBender, LKQ Corporation, and LORD/Fusor.
Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director Clark Plucinski noted, “These attending collision students are the future of the industry and the Collision Repair Education Foundation is proud to work together with NACE to help educate this group on upcoming industry trends and career advice. I would invite all industry members to join in our efforts to support this group as only through assisting them in their technical education will there be a greater promise of the industry’s future.”
Secondary and post-secondary collision instructors interested in attending these complimentary sessions with their students and receive the complimentary technician shirts are asked to RSVP with Melissa Marscin from the Collision Repair Education Foundation at 847.463.5282 or Melissa.Marscin@ed-foundation.org.
Industry organization looking to assist secondary and post-secondary collision school programs and their students through monetary and/or in-kind product donations should contact Associate Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at 847.463.5244 or Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org.