Hoffman Estates, Ill. (December 17, 2019) –
The Collision Repair Education Foundation is proudly to announce that BASF has donated two spray guns each to 21 different schools around the country to support their collision repair education programs. Each spray gun is valued at $1,000, totaling an in-kind donation of more than $40,000, and will help to ensure that students receive the training necessary for a career in the collision repair industry. Eligibility for these awards was achieved by applying for the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s 2019 Collision School Career Readiness Benchmark Grant.
“It’s important to partner with industry organizations like CREF,” said Jeff Wildman, OEM Manager for BASF Refinish. “We need to ensure that the next generation of collision repair technicians have the latest tools and materials to help prepare them for their careers.”
The Collision School Career Readiness Benchmark Grants recognize schools that excel at educating students in collision repair, but due to strained school budgets, the programs require additional financial assistance to provide the tools, equipment and supplies necessary to ensure that students are prepared to successfully enter the workforce upon graduation.
The schools that will receive two BASF sprays guns are:
- Big Sandy Community and Technical College (Prestonsburg, KY)
- Carroll County Career and Technology Center (Westminster, MD)
- Cayuga Onondaga BOCES (Auburn, NY)
- Central Piedmont Comm College (Charlotte, NC)
- Chester County Technical College High School Pennick’s Bridge campus (West Grove, PA)
- Dennis Technical Education Center (Boise, ID)
- Eastside Technical Center (Lexington, KY)
- George Stone Technical College (Pensacola, FL)
- Hodgson Vo-Tech (Newark, DE)
- Judson High School (Converse, TX)
- Madison Oneida BOCES (Verona, NY)
- McKenzie Center for Innovation & Technology (Indianapolis, IN)
- Miami Northwestern Sr High (Miami, FL)
- New Horizons (Hampton, VA)
- South Central College (North Mankato, MN)
- Technical Careers High School (Idaho Falls, ID)
- Texas Southmost College (Brownsville, TX)
- United Technical Center (Clarksburg, WV)
- Walker Career Center (Indianapolis, IN)
- Walker High School (Walker, LA)
- Wenatchee Valley Tech (Wenatchee, WA)
BASF has supported the efforts of the Collision Repair Education Foundation since 1994. For additional information about BASF, visit www.basfrefinish.com.
Industry members interested in supporting the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s efforts to assist secondary and post-secondary collision repair training programs should contact Brandon Eckenrode, Director of Development, at 312-231-0258 or Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org.
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 us online at: www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org.
If you would like more information, please call 888-722-3787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.