HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – November 4, 2014 – The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced the winners of GEICO’s collision school grants for 2014:
• Hillsborough Community College (Tampa, Fla.)
• Norwalk High School (Norwalk, Calif.)
• Texas State Technical College (Waco, Texas)
• Wilson Tech (Dix Hills, N.Y.)
Each of the winning schools applied for a grant from the Ultimate Collision Education Makeover program, and each will receive $6,750 to purchase items off their collision tool, equipment and supply wish list from their application.
The winners were named Nov. 4 at the Education Foundation’s industry reception held at SEMA in Las Vegas, Nev. SEMA is the automotive industry’s specialty products trade event.
“GEICO recognizes that the collision repair industry needs highly-qualified, well-trained and knowledgeable technicians to repair today’s car” said Bill DeGrocco, assistant vice president at GEICO. “It is our pleasure to be able to support these schools with a Makeover Grant.”
Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Grant Programs Melissa Marscin noted, “We would like to thank GEICO for their continued efforts in providing school grants and student scholarships through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. These grants go a long way to supplement collision school programs and help school instructors provide the best technical education possible for their students.”
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 13 million private passenger customers and insures more than 22 million vehicles (auto & cycle).
GEICO’s online service center helps policyholders take care of policy sales, policy changes, claims reporting and to print insurance ID cards.
GEICO also provides quotes on motorcycle insurance, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for boats, life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available. For more information, go to www.geico.com.