Ed. Foundation, I-CAR Share Updated Executive Summary

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Aug. 1, 2019—The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) and I-CAR have collaborated to provide an updated executive summary of the Snapshot Survey of the Collision Industry.

“The research clearly shows the collision repair industry’s urgent need to build its skilled workforce development efforts,” said Jeanne Silver, from CARSTAR Mundelein, chair of the Collision Repair Education Foundation Board of Trustees. "The Snapshot Survey of the Collision Industry results provides a detailed view of the challenges facing the collision industry’s workforce and clearly identifies the path, opportunities and solid financial rewards available to people seeking to train for a career in the industry. We urge the industry to help the Foundation deliver these solutions."

The survey provides data on both the business environment and the technician workforce. Over 675 collision repair businesses responded to the survey, representing over 4,500 technicians. The survey provides insights on industry trends such as average age, incomes, entry-level worker task expectations, and more going back more than two decades.

The updated Snapshot of the Collision Repair Industry survey is available for download from the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s web site or via I-CAR’s web site. The report of the survey results will be distributed to high school and college collision school programs across the country this fall. 

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