HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – March 2, 2016 – To compliment and support the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s efforts of bridging the gap between high school and college collision programs and industry employment, S/P2 will be donating their “Land That Job: Interview Skills for Automotive Students” course to collision school programs nationwide this spring. This course helps students understand how to prepare before, be professional during, and follow up after their interviews. As the Education Foundation is working towards connecting students with industry employers through their career fairs and additional to-be-announced projects, this will better prepare students for future job interviews in the collision repair industry.
“S/P2 trains more than 150,000 students and technicians annually on safety and pollution prevention best practices. We know once students are preparing to enter the workforce, their next hurdle is landing that job,” said S/P2 President, Kyle Holt. “Many students can do the job, they just need assistance in presenting themselves professionally in their interview. It’s our pleasure to partner with the Education Foundation in preparing collision repair students to start a valuable, long-term career in the industry.”
Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode noted, “I would like to thank S/P2 for the generous donation that is meant to help better prepare high school and college collision students for employment within the industry. We consistently hear from the industry that they are looking for motivated, properly trained, and professional entry-level employment candidates and this donation will assist us in working towards that goal. Now more than ever do instructors and students need the industry’s support and we welcome industry companies supporting our initiatives, similar to what S/P2 has done.”
For additional information about S/P2, visit www.sp2.org. Companies interested in joining the Collision Repair Education Foundation in supporting high school and college collision school programs, students, and instructors are encouraged to contact Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at 847.463.5244.