Hoffman Estates, Ill. (January 4, 2023) –
CCC Intelligent Solutions Inc. (CCC) and the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) proudly announce three collision repair school programs will receive Classroom Enhancement Grants, totaling $15,000, awarded through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. The educational facilities will utilize these funds to purchase resources that will enhance their collision repair training programs and equip students with the tools they need for a successful career in collision repair.
“Helping schools create and optimize their environments is essential to helping collision repair students learn their craft,” said Andreas Hecht, senior vice president, OEM services group, CCC. “CCC is proud to build upon our decades of support of schools, students and the Collision Repair Education Foundation to help equip tomorrow’s estimators and technicians with the technology and materials they need to be successful.”
The recipients of CCC’s Classroom Enhancement Grants are RCTC Ypsilanti Community Schools (Ypsilanti, MI), Coastal Carolina Community College (Jacksonville, NC) and West Sound Technical Skills Center (Bremerton, WA).
CCC’s Classroom Enhancement Grants are designed to assist schools’ collision repair programs with classroom materials, such as electronics, tools, furniture and other items, to help provide students pursuing a career in collision repair access to professional learning environments that better prepare them to successfully enter the workforce upon graduation.
Eligibility for these awards was achieved by applying for the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s 2022 Collision School Career Readiness Benchmark Grant. 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, helping ensure graduates are prepared to successfully enter the workforce upon graduation. Applications for the 2023 Collision School Career Readiness Benchmark Grants will be available online in Spring 2023.
CCC is a founding member and avid supporter of the Foundation since 1993. For additional information, visit cccis.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 can Contact Us to learn about the many ways to get involved. 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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