HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – October 15, 2016 – The Collision Repair Education Foundation will continue their efforts of bringing together industry businesses and local collision repair and automotive students this spring with their career fairs. The 2015 and 2016 events have been successful in showcasing to students the many different industry segments who are interested in considering them for employment. Past career fair events have averaged over 200 attending students and 15 industry businesses/employers.
Spring 2017 Initial Collision Career Fair
• Des Moines, IA – February 2nd (held during the Midwest Auto Body Trade Show)
• San Diego, CA – March 9th
• Houston, TX – March 22nd
• Dallas, TX – March 23rd
• Phoenix, AZ – April 8th
• Pittsburgh, PA – April 19th (held during Collision Industry Conference meetings)
• Chicago, IL – Week of May 1st
• Madison, WI – May 3rd
• Denver, CO – May 7th (held in conjunction with the Women’s Industry Network conference)
• Nashville, TN – May 17th
• Dates TBD for: Indianapolis, Seattle, St. Louis, and Charlotte
Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode noted, “These events have been great not only for those students who are approaching graduation but also for students who are just starting off in their technical education as its proven to be a great motivator for them to see companies that are interested in their future. We look forward to wrapping up our 2016 career fair events but our 2017 spring schedule has us returning to past major markets that we have had events and new markets. We also plan on exploring opportunities to have schools also bring non-collision students to these events to fulfill customer care, marketing, and other employment opportunities.”
Additional cities may be added for the spring and those companies interested in participating in these career fair events should contact Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at 847.463.5244.
The Collision Repair Education Foundation, founded in 1991, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to securing donations that support 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 us online: www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org