Ed. Foundation Releases Mid-Year Report
June 24, 2016—The Collision Repair Education Foundation Board of Trustees released on Friday a report with highlights of the Foundation’s first half of 2016.
The Foundation organized and supported 10 high school and college collision career fairs around the country this spring. To assist those who could not attend the events, the Foundation piloted their Collision Student Resume Database program, where job- and internship-seeking students could upload their resume to a database open to employers.
Student scholarship and grant giveaways totaled more than $250,000. Students received financial support to get technical training and were also provided with a tool set to get off to a good start in an industry career.
After receiving feedback, the Foundation created a new designation system for schools where each school that applies for the Makeover grand will be given a Collision School Readiness Benchmark designation for one of three tiers: Advanced, Proficient, or Developing. The designation will help the Foundation to more accurately work with those schools and meet their needs to advance in the tier program.
The Foundation’s board of trustees is working together with the staff on a multi-year strategic plan to enhance work with schools, but also to get in front of parents, guidance counselor, and younger students.