HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – November 5, 2015 – The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced the winners of GEICO’s collision school grants for 2015:
Cuesta College (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)
Eastfield College (Mesquite, Texas)
Monroe Tech Center (Leesburg, Va.)
Tidewater Community College (Chesapeake, Va.)
Each of the winning schools applied for a grant from the Ultimate Collision Education Makeover program, and each will receive $5,500 to purchase items off their collision tool, equipment and supply wish list from their application.
The winners were named Nov. 3 at the Education Foundation’s industry reception held at SEMA in Las Vegas, Nev. SEMA is the automotive industry’s specialty products trade event.
“We are honored to support training in the collision repair industry,” said Bill DeGrocco, assistant vice president of GEICO. “With the continued complexity of today’s automobile we recognize the importance of developing the appropriate skills, have the proper equipment and technical education in auto collision repair. GEICO is happy to support these schools.”
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.