(Norcross, GA – August 23, 2013) – AkzoNobel Automotive & Aerospace Coatings (A&AC) and the Collision Repair Education Foundation have announced two webinars to kick off the collision repair industry’s first Sustainability Challenge Grant. New for the 2013-2014 school year, the Sustainability Challenge Grant aims to encourage awareness and thinking about sustainability among students with aspirations to enter the collision repair industry.
Educators, administrators, and others at secondary and post-secondary schools are invited to attend one of the free webinars. Mike Shesterkin, general manager of What’s Next and one of the collision repair industry’s leading experts on sustainable business practices, will introduce the grant program, preview resources for teaching about systems thinking and reinventing business processes, provide insight into the grant application process, and facilitate discussion.
The hour-long webinars will be held on:
Tuesday, August 27 at 4 p.m., EST
Wednesday, August 28 at 10 a.m., EST
To register, contact Melissa.Marscin@ed-foundation.org. If you are unable to attend, an on-demand recording will be available on the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s website on August 30.
The Sustainability Education Challenge Grant was established by AkzoNobel with $50,000 of funding and will be administered in collaboration with the Collision Repair Education Foundation. Schools and students seeking an individual award of up to $10,000 will be asked to submit their formal recommendations for programs or activities promoting sustainability in the collision repair industry to the Collision Repair Education Foundation by November 15, 2013. The grants will be awarded in January 2014.
For more information about the AkzoNobel Sustainability Challenge Grant, please contact Melissa Marscin, Director of Grant Programs, Collision Repair Education Foundation, at 847-463-5282, send an email to Melissa.Marscin@ed-foundation.org or visit Sustainability Challenge Grant.