HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – January 15, 2016 – AudaExplore, a Solera Company has reached a milestone in donating over $3 million in software donations in 2015 through the Collision Repair Education Foundation to various schools across the country. The program, Audatex Educational Institutions Program, began in 2010 and to date, more than 250 collision repair school programs in 40 states across the U.S. have benefited from in-kind donations of the company’s estimating software through the program’s partnership with the Foundation.
Under the Audatex Educational Institutions Program, AudaExplore provides a comprehensive software and training package — free of charge — to vocational and technical schools throughout the U.S. To qualify, schools must complete an online survey conducted by the Collision Repair Education Foundation. Thousands of students nationwide participate in the free online training that is available as part of the Educational Institutions Programs..
“Thank you to AudaExplore, a Solera Company for continuing to support the Collision Repair Education Foundation and collision schools across the country with their Audatex Educational Institutions Program,” said Clark Plucinski, Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director. “We hear all the time from instructors that this type of program can make a huge difference in the students’ education, but it is not always possible to get due to limited school funding. AudaExplore understands that by training the students in the latest technology today, it will improve the future of the entire industry.”
“AudaExplore is proud and extremely pleased to offer this benefit to schools and students through the Foundation”, said Rick Tuuri, VP Industry Relations, AudaExplore, a Solera Company. “We have supported the Foundation since inception, and with this program, we can directly contribute to the future of our industry. After all is said and done, it all starts with an estimate, so it is critical that students get trained with state-of-the art technology.”
The Collision Repair Education Foundation, founded in 1991, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to securing donations that support philanthropic and collision repair education activities that promote and enhance career opportunities in the industry. For information on how to donate to programs supported by the Education Foundation visit us online at: www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org.