Hoffman Estates, Ill. (January 18, 2022) –
Driven Brands Collision again partnered with the Collision Repair Education Foundation to support 12 collision repair education programs in secondary and post-secondary schools by funding $2,000 grants to help enhance students’ experience and elevate the caliber of graduates entering the field. These grants will benefit educational facilities located in CARSTAR, ABRA and Fix Auto USA markets.
“Our industry is advancing at a faster rate than ever before, and our facilities need new technicians who understand this new technology,” said Dean Fisher, president of Driven Brands Collision. “In partnership with the Collision Repair Education Foundation, we are excited about the potential we are seeing in these hardworking students, and we hope these funds fuel the growth of collision repair programs.”
Driven Brands Collision Group awarded $2,000 Driven Collision Grants to:
- West-MEC (Phoenix, AZ)
- East Valley Institute of Technology (Mesa, AZ)
- Gateway Community College Central City Campus (Phoenix, AZ)
- American River College (Sacramento, CA)
- Warren Tech (Lakewood, CO)
- Aims Community College Automotive Programs (Windsor, CO)
- North Idaho College (Coeur d’Alene, ID)
- Kootenai Technical Education Campus (Rathdrum, ID)
- Hennepin Technical College (Eden Prairie, MN)
- Montana State University Billings City College (Billings, MT)
- Metropolitan Community College (Omaha, NE)
- Chippewa Valley Technical College (Eau Claire, WI)
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. Recipient schools use these funds to provide the tools, equipment and supplies necessary to enhance their students’ learning experience and elevate the caliber of their graduates, ensuring that graduates are prepared to successfully enter the workforce upon graduation. Applications for the 2022 Collision School Career Readiness Benchmark Grants will be available online in January 2022.
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. Monetary donations can be made online.
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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