HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – November 9, 2016 – The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced the winners of GEICO’s collision school grants for 2016:
Manatee Tech College (Bradenton, Fla.)
Northern Neck Tech Center (Warsaw, Va.)
RL Turner HS (Carrolton, Texas)
Texarkana College (Texarkana, Texas)
Each of the winning schools applied for a grant from the Ultimate Collision Education Makeover program, and each will receive $5,000 to purchase tools and equipment from the NATEF tool list.
The winners were named Nov. 1 at the Education Foundation’s industry reception held at SEMA in Las Vegas, Nev. SEMA is the automotive industry’s specialty products trade event.
“It is our pleasure to support these schools,” said Bill DeGrocco, assistant vice president of GEICO. “With the continued complexity of today’s automobile we recognize the importance of developing the appropriate skills, have the proper equipment and technical education in auto collision repair. GEICO is proud to support these schools.”
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 14 million private passenger customers, insuring more than 23 million vehicles (auto & cycle).
Using GEICO’s online service center, policyholders can purchase policies, make policy changes, report claims and print insurance ID cards. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through the GEICO App, reach a representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent.
GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), boats, travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.
For more information, go to www.geico.com.
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.