HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – January 12, 2016 – In recognition of the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s 25th anniversary in 2016, the MOPAR Masters Guild group has pledged to provide $2.5 million in donated scrap parts from its dealership members to local high school and college collision school programs across the country. The MOPAR Masters Guild and the Education Foundation will work towards having at least 50 dealerships each donating at least $50,000 in scrap parts such as bumper covers, fenders, doors, and other items which are in high demand from school instructors for their students to practice on and prepare for entry-level employment.
Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode noted, “Scrap parts are regularly the number one needed and requested item by high school and college collision school programs across the country and the Education Foundation welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with the MOPAR Masters Guild group and their members for this incredible donation pledge. As the Education Foundation will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2016, our efforts of supporting collision school programs with donations and presenting students with collision career opportunities will be taken to another level through commitments such as this. We look forward to working together with the MOPAR Masters Guild over the course of 2016 and meeting this goal.”
For additional information about the MOPAR Masters Guild, visit http://moparmastersguild.com. Industry members interested in supporting high school and college collision school programs should contact Director of Development, Brandon Eckenrode at Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org or 847.463.5244.
The Collision Repair Education Foundation, founded in 1991, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting collision repair educational programs, schools, and students to create qualified, entry-level employees an connect them with an array of career opportunities. For information on how to donate to programs supported by the Education Foundation visit us online at: www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org