HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – March 16, 2015 – The Collision Repair Education Foundation is seeking industry members to sponsor local high school and/or college collision instructors to attend the upcoming International Autobody Congress and Exposition (NACE) 2015 show taking place in Detroit this July. The requested $1500 (per instructor) sponsorship will include: travel to/from Detroit, hotel stay, meals, event registration, and an exclusive instructor-focused program that will provide the networking opportunities, product demonstrations, technical presentations, and more. Information gained from the instructor’s attendance will help keep them current on collision industry topics, which can then be shared with their students this fall.
This program will also serve as an opportunity for the Education Foundation to introduce the instructors to the organization’s donors and allow the instructors to express their gratitude for the continued support and share how these donations are making an impact on their collision student’s technical education.
“Through this program, industry members have an opportunity to sponsor a local high school or college collision school instructor to attend the NACE show, who would otherwise not have the ability to attend,” said Brandon Eckenrode, Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development. “As the demand for properly trained, graduating entry-level collision students grows, the sponsors can invest in the educators by assisting in their abilities to stay current with industry trends and information. Whether industry members have existing relationships with their local school instructors who they would like to sponsor or would like to be introduced to an instructor through the Education Foundation, we encourage the industry to consider participating.”
Companies or individuals interested in sponsoring a local high school and/or college collision school instructor should contact Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at Brandon.Eckenrode@ed foundation.org or 847.463.5244.