HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – December 1, 2014 – Rust-Oleum has continued their annual support of helping to ensure that high school and post-secondary collision school programs have a professional appearance by ‘adopting’ 5 schools in 2014 and donating epoxy floor coating through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. The collision schools programs, who are all Education Foundation Ultimate Collision Education Makeover grant applicants, agree to prep the floors and apply the donated product. As many collision school programs have not had their floors worked since the program opened and instructors don’t have the excess budgetary funds to afford this type of project, the donated floor coating is greatly welcomed and gives the students a new sense of pride in their learning environment.
The collision school programs that received the donated epoxy floor coating from Rust-Oleum in 2014 include:
Contra Costa Community College (San Pablo, CA)
Maxwell High School of Technology (Lawrenceville, GA)
Regional Career Tech Center (Ypsilanti, MI)
Tennessee Technology Center at Livingston (Livingston, TN)
Thomas Edison Career and Technical High School (Jamaica, NY)
Rust-Oleum Vice President Human Resources and Administration Steve Gillmann noted, “Through our Rust-Oleum Cares initiative we are happy to support educational organizations that lack the funding required to provide students with top notch facilities. Allowing students to work in a facility that looks professional, orderly and clean creates a better environment for learning. It also demonstrates a personal respect for the students as individuals.”
Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode noted, “If the industry is serious about attracting new students, that starts in the collision school programs and together we can assist these instructors and students by helping to provide them with a professional learning environment. Through Rust-Oleum’s continued generosity, we have been able to assist a collision school program every other month and when viewing the before and after pictures, the schools are almost unrecognizable with how well they look. I invite the industry to take this program nationwide with us by adopting a local collision school program and help in their efforts to ensure the collision program looks professional.”
Industry members interested in adopting a local collision school program through the Collision Repair Education Foundation and help ensure that they have a professional learning environment should contact Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at 847.463.5245 or Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org.