Hoffman Estates, Ill. (June 11, 2021) –
Gerber Collision & Glass, a division of the Boyd Group, Inc., has continued its support of the collision industry’s future generation by funding $2,500 scholarships for four individual students, in partnership with the Collision Repair Education Foundation.
“We remain a strong supporter of CREF and are committed to developing technicians of the future,” said Kevin Burnett, Gerber Collision & Glass COO. “These scholarships will make a difference in our team members’ lives and show our commitment to the future of our industry. Congratulations to all and we look forward to them growing their careers with our company.”
Recipients of the 2021 student scholarships from Gerber Collision & Glass include:
- Justin Arace (Central Carolina Community College – Sanford, NC)
- Olivia Peterson (College of Lake County – Grayslake, IL)
- Mark Simmons (Kennedy-King College – Chicago, IL)
- Sarah Skertich (Lincoln College of Technology – Melrose Park, IL)
Post-secondary collision repair education students were eligible for this award, which provides financial support to ensure students are able to continue their education, preparing them for a successful career in body shops around the country.
Gerber Collision & Glass has been a longtime supporter of the Foundation. For additional information, visit gerbercollision.com.
Industry members interested in getting involved and 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.
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