HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – October 7, 2016 – After a year of 14 successful high school and college collision career fairs around the country in 2016, the Collision Repair Education Foundation is hosting two remaining events this fall, taking place in Atlanta (GA) on October 20th and Columbus (OH) on November 16th. Both are anticipated to be successful as Atlanta will a record 25 participating companies, and the Columbus event is quickly nearing 400+ students.
“These career fairs have been an incredible success in both connecting soon-to-be graduating collision students with industry employers but they have also served as motivation for students who are just starting their technical education, as they can see and meet all the companies who are interested in their futures,” noted Brandon Eckenrode, Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development. “We are looking to take these events to another level by working together with local associations and groups in major geographic markets around the country in order to expand the number of these events and reach even more students in 2017. We invite all collision industry members to join us at these events and help address the need for highly trained young professionals to enter the industry.”
To continue these successful events next year, the Collision Repair Education Foundation will be announcing the spring 2017 schedule of career fairs this month, which will include events taking place in new cities/markets while also having returning events in major markets that took place this past spring.
Companies interested in participating in either the remaining fall 2016 events or interested in receiving more information about the spring 2107 events when available 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