Auto Collision Repair program receives grant
Southeast Community College received a $2,000 grant for its Auto Collision Repair Technology program on the Milford Campus. Driven Brands Collision partnered with the Collision Repair Foundation to provide the grants to 14 colleges around the nation.
The Collision School Career Readiness Benchmark Grants recognize schools that excel at educating students in collision repair, but due to strained budgets, the programs require additional financial assistance to provide the tools and equipment necessary for students to be successful.
“The donations they continue to provide help us monetarily, but also by keeping us in current products that are used in the collision repair industry,” said Kevin Uhler, Auto Collision Repair program director.
Uhler said the funds will go toward new furniture in the collision repair auditorium classroom, since it’s used by all students and instructors.
“It’s also used for industry partners recruiting new hires, general education core classes, and industry training for professional technicians and meetings,” Uhler added.
The Collision Repair Education Foundation 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.