HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – January 6, 2016 – The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced a $25,000 sponsorship from Cox Automotive for the company’s participation in a number of 2016 collision career fairs the Education Foundation is facilitating across the country. Through this first-time donation from Cox Automotive, their participation in these events will allow them to connect with local high school and college collision students seeking entry-level employment. Cox Automotive will be specifically participating in the Houston, Denver, Seattle, Dallas, Atlanta, and Nashville career fairs scheduled to take place the first half of 2016.
Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode noted, “I would like to thank Cox Automotive for their support and we look forward to working together with their team to not only help introduce them to entry-level collision staff candidates but help educate the schools on what type of skill sets Cox Automotive is seeking to ensure the students are productive day one on the job. It is only through our industry supporters are we able to assist these schools, instructors, and students and ensure that their graduates are properly trained and prepared for industry employment.”
The Collision Repair Education Foundation’s collision career fairs are open to all industry members to participate and those seeking to meet high school and college collision students are encouraged to contact the Education Foundation for sponsorship and participation information. Sponsorship funds raised through these career fairs assist the organization’s efforts to ensure that collision school programs have the needed tools, equipment, and supplies to graduate qualified and skilled entry-level employees.
For additional information on Cox Automotive visit www.coxautoinc.com. Industry members interested in participating in the career fairs can view additional information online and contact Director of Development, Brandon Eckenrode at Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org or 847.463.5244.
About Cox Automotive
Cox Automotive, Inc. is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Manheim®, Autotrader®, Kelley Blue Book®, Dealertrack®, vAuto®, Xtime®, NextGear Capital® and a host of other brands. The global company has nearly 30,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Inc., an Atlanta-based company with revenues of more than $17 billion and approximately 50,000 employees. Cox Enterprises’ other major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications and Cox Media Group. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit www.coxautoinc.com.
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.