Hoffman Estates, IL– May 10, 2016 – Gerber Collison & Glass awarded 8 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 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 Gerber Collision & Glass spring tool grant include:
Andrea Garcia-Perez (Lincoln College of Technology, Melrose Park, IL)
Brandon Aguilar Gomez (Stanly Community College, Albermarle, NC)
Darryl Walker (Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL)
J. Omotayo Bolonduro (Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Kirkland, WA)
Martin Carrasco (Lake Technical College, Eustis, FL)
Megan Stine (Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL)
Ronnie Matthews (Florida State College of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL)
Cristian Trijello (Atlanta Technical College, Atlanta, GA)
“Gerber Collision & Glass is proud to support these students so that they can obtain the tools needed to be successful at the start of their career in the repair industry. Grants such as this, combined with our apprentice training and development programs allow Gerber to successfully transition students into careers in our company”, said Tim O’Day, President & COO of Gerber Collision & Glass.
For additional information about Gerber Collision & Glass, visit www.gerbercollision.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.