Hoffman Estates, IL– May 10, 2016 – ABRA Auto Body & Glass awarded 11 collision students each with $2,000 in tools through a spring tool grant opportunity with the Collision Repair Education Foundation. The tool grant was made available to select high school seniors and post-secondary students studying in collision repair programs. The winning students were able to select $2,000 (retail value) in tools and equipment from a list of entry-level body tools.
The student winners of the 2016 ABRA Auto Body & Glass spring tool grant include:
Emanuel Centeno (Kennedy-King College, Chicago, IL)
Michael Davis (Stanly Communit College, Albemarle, NC)
Trent Fried (Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN)
Clayton Groehler (Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Rice Lake, WI)
Connor Mckeown (Walla Walla Community College (Walla Walla, WA)
Brandon Ngeth (Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Chattanooga, TN)
Richard Nimmer (NWTC, Green Bay, WI)
Tanner Passey (Bridgerland Applied Technology College, Logan, UT)
Jean Pettee (Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, Fennimore, WI)
Raul Reynoso-Ojeda (Renton Technical College, Renton, WA)
Sidney Scoville (Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, Fennimore, WI)
“We are thrilled to partner with the Collision Repair Education Foundation to provide students with the opportunity to further their education,” said Jennifer Schmit, Vice President, Talent Acquisition at ABRA Auto Body & Glass. “Quality repair work is the hallmark of ABRA, and by providing funding for secondary education we are helping to ensure our future workforce has the skills and training they need to do just that.”
For additional information about ABRA Auto Body & Glass, visit www.abraauto.com. Industry members interested in working together with the Collision Repair Education Foundation in supporting secondary and post-secondary collision repair students, instructors, and their school programs should contact Director of Development, Brandon Eckenrode at 847.463.5244 or Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org.
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 on the Internet at: www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org.