Hoffman Estates, Ill.– May 24, 2016 – The Craftsman brand and Sears Auto awarded each of 10 collision repair program students with a Craftsman Tool Box and a 263-piece tool set 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 school students studying in collision repair programs.
The student winners of the 2016 Craftsman Tool Grant include:
A Lay (Ivy Tech Community College, Fort Wayne, IN)
Carlos Rodriguez (Contra Costa College, San Pablo, CA)
Chad Wojcik (Kingwood Park High School, Kingwood, TX)
Chelsea Bonds (Lake Technical College, Eustis, FL)
Darius Redwine (Gadsden State Community College, Anniston, AL)
Jonathon Vaughan (UACCM, Morrilton, AR)
Jose Chairez (Sidney Lanier High School, San Antonio, TX)
Joseph Molnar (Butler Community College, El Dorado, KS)
Marcus Sullivan (College of Western Idaho, Nampa, ID)
Xavier Tisdell (Texas State Technical College, Waco, TX)
“It’s a natural for the Craftsman brand to support auto students,” said Tom Park, president of Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard brands at Sears Holdings. “Because the Craftsman brand is the nation’s most trusted tool brand and our Craftsman Club Tech Student Discount Program offers up to 50 percent off a student’s first mechanics’ tool set and storage purchase. We’re happy to help tech students get their careers started in the right direction while using Craftsman tools.”
For additional information about Craftsman tools, visit craftsman.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 Craftsman brand is America’s most trusted tool brand. For 87 years, the Craftsman brand has developed innovative tools and products, earning a reputation for unsurpassed quality and durability, trusted for generations. The Craftsman brand offers a full range of hand and power tools that meet the needs of the DIY user to the demanding professional. In addition, the Craftsman brand also offers lawn and garden products and tool storage. The Craftsman brand also has a free membership program called Craftsman Club which gives tool enthusiasts access to exclusive deals, members-only projects, expert tips and news on the latest tool innovations from the brand. Craftsman Club® is part of the Shop Your Way® network, so points can be redeemed for purchases at Sears and Kmart and online at Craftsman.com. For more information, visit www.CraftsmanClub.com.
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