Hoffman Estates, Ill. (March 7,2023) –
The Caliber family of brands, including Caliber Collision alongside Caliber Auto Care and Caliber Auto Glass, lives its purpose of Restoring the Rhythm of Your Life® by continuing support of collision repair schools and students. Caliber donated $15,000 in grant funds to the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) in 2022, divided between three schools to help enhance their students’ educational experience and elevate the caliber of their graduates.
Three $5,000 Caliber Collision grants were awarded to:
- Rosedale Technical College (Pittsburgh, PA)
- Tidewater Community College (Chesapeake, VA)
- Freedom High School (Freedom, WI)
Eligible schools applied for the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s 2022 Collision School Career Readiness Benchmark Grant. These awards recognize schools that excel at educating students in collision repair yet require additional financial assistance. Recipient schools apply grants to tools, equipment and supplies that will enhance their students’ learning experiences and elevate the caliber of graduates.
“Caliber has been a proud supporter of CREF’s efforts since 1998,” said Mark Sanders, President and CEO of Caliber. “Inspiring the next generation of auto body technicians through opportunities like the Collision School Career Readiness Benchmark Grants, further delivers on our purpose of Restoring the Rhythm of Your Life®, elevating career opportunities while leaving a lasting imprint on the communities we serve.”
Applications for the 2023 Collision School Career Readiness Benchmark Grants are available online.
Industry members interested in supporting the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s efforts and enhancing secondary and post-secondary collision repair training programs can Contact Us to get involved. Also, monetary donations can be made online.
About the Collision Repair Education Foundation:
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 about this topic or any of CREF’s initiatives, please email email@example.com.
Founded in 1997, the Caliber portfolio of brands has grown to more than 1,600 centers nationwide and features a full range of complementary automotive services, including Caliber Collision, one of the nation’s largest auto collision repair providers across 41 states, Caliber Auto Care for mechanical repair and quick oil change services and Caliber Auto Glass for glass repair and replacement.
Caliber was recognized as the only company of its kind to make the Forbes list of “America’s Best Large Employers,” an honor awarded to companies with high employee satisfaction. Caliber was also the only auto service provider to receive an Inc. 2021 Best in Business gold medal in the Extra-Large Company (500+ employees) category, recognizing Caliber for going above and beyond to make a positive impact.
With the purpose of Restoring the Rhythm of Your Life®, Caliber’s more than 25,000 teammates are committed to getting customers back on the road safely—and back to the rhythm of their lives—every day. Dedicated to providing an outstanding customer experience, Caliber continues to rank among the highest customer satisfaction scores in the industry. Learn more about Caliber at caliber.com.