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I-CAR Education Foundation works with Mitchell to ensure survey participation

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August 17, 2010—The I-CAR Education Foundation teamed up with Mitchell International to entice technical schools and colleges to complete the foundation’s “Collision Repair School Solutions” survey, by donating usage of Mitchell’s RepairCenter software.

The survey aims to track general program information and identify equipment needs and performance indicators so that the foundation can try to address school needs. The donation of the Mitchell RepairCenter—with TechAdvisor and Ultramate Basic software—will allow students to experience using the same systems that many repair centers used today.

“The Collision Repair School Solutions survey is designed to look closely at the state of collision education and identify areas where we can help,” said Scott Kruger, executive director of the I-CAR Education Foundation. “Everyone knows that technical education in this country needs support, but it has been difficult to draw a direct line between donations and better performance in the collision industry. This survey will provide the data to not only track historical trends, but also to see if we are actually helping schools and meeting our organizational goals.”

The education foundation is also working with other companies to offer their systems and software to collision repair schools. For more information about the survey, go to

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