HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – February 16, 2017 – Audatex, a Solera Company donated $2,309,580 in software subscriptions to collision schools across the United States in 2016 through a partnership with the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF). Their program, Audatex Educational Institutions Program, has donated subscriptions of the company’s estimating software to more than 250 collision repair programs at schools in 40 states through its collaboration with CREF.
Through the CREF and Audatex Educational Institutions Program partnership, eligible collision schools in North America can have access to Audatex Estimating with multi-user software licenses, online courses and training, a custom curriculum that offers CEUs and I-CAR points, and technical support, all at no charge. Training today’s students with the latest technology has the potential to benefit the industry in the long run.
Don Mikrut, Vice President of Collision Repair Services at Audatex, said, “Audatex is proud to partner with the Collision Repair Education Foundation, an association that focuses on the education necessary to be successful in the collision industry. The collision repair industry requires a well-trained, skilled workforce to repair vehicles safely and efficiently, as well as adapt to the rapid pace of vehicle design and technology. In 2016, in partnership with CREF, Audatex made a commitment to provide our collision estimating solution to collision repair schools to provide them with access to state-of-the-art tools for collision repair estimating. CREF is an organization that our industry should rally behind to support as we need to ensure the proper education for students that look to our industry as a career.”
Brandon Eckenrode, Director of Development for the Foundation said, “I would like to thank Audatex for their continued support of the industry’s future workforce. Their support enhances student success as young people start their career in the industry.”
To qualify, technical and vocational schools in the USA and Canada that offer a collision repair program need to fill out the Educational Institutions Program Contact Form on the Audatex website, www.Audatex.us.