HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – May 17, 2016 – To continue and enhance the organizations’ efforts to help connect high school and college collision students with industry employers, the Collision Repair Education Foundation has announced the successful launch of their high school and college online collision student resume database. As many collision students across the country don’t have the ability to attend the Education Foundation’s physical career fair events, the collision student resume database was built and piloted this spring to reach high school and college collision students who are seeking full-time, part-time, or internship industry position. Over 200 students from around the country submitted their contact and resume information and this database will be provided to the Education Foundation’s donors for follow-up and employment consideration.
Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode noted, “We are very pleased with our initial pilot of the collision student resume database and this will be an ongoing effort at the end of each school semester to gather the contact information for those students seeking industry employment. We will then be sharing this information with our donors as a thank you for the continued support as we work towards assisting collision school programs and their ability to graduate quality, productive, and efficient entry-level staff ready for employment.”
Moving forward, at the end of each fall and spring semester, students seeking industry-employment will have the opportunity to submit their information to the database. The Education Foundation will work towards tracking the number of students who are hired by the industry and anticipates greater student participation with the resume database in the future.
Companies looking to gain access to the collision student resume database and join the Education Foundation in supporting high school and college collision school programs should contact Education Foundation 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 supporting collision repair educational programs, schools, and students to create qualified, entry-level employees and connect them with an array of career opportunities. For information on how to donate to programs supported by the Education Foundation visit: www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org