Over 500 Collision Repair Students RSVP for CREF Career Fair

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Aug. 31, 2017—The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) and ASE will hold its third annual Cars, Careers, & Celebrities Expo event on Friday, Sept. 15 at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., in conjunction with the NASCAR Cup race taking place that weekend.

The event will bring together hundreds of high school and college collision and auto service students, industry members, and sponsors. Over 30 companies are signed up to participate with the event and meet the attending students that will be traveling from the greater Midwest and beyond.

Hundreds of students are anticipated to attend and they will have the opportunity to meet industry employers, view demonstrations, hold mock interviews, meet racecar drivers, and more in the Chicagoland Speedway’s hospitality village area.

There is no charge for high school and college collision students, instructors, and administrators to attend.

“We are excited to bring this career fair back to the Chicagoland Speedway this year," CREF director of development Brandon Eckenrode noted. "Through our partnership with ASE, we are also inviting high school and college auto service students to the event which should double the student attendance compared to previous years. This will provide the participating companies with a larger pool of employee candidates and fulfilling their need for entry-level staff.”

Companies currently participating include: Gerber Collision &; Glass, ABRA Auto Body & Glass, Service King Collision Repair Centers, 3M Automotive, PPG Automotive Refinish, Caliber Collision, Allstate Insurance, Nationwide Insurance, State Farm Insurance, GEICO, Snap-on, Copart USA, CCC Information Services, Mirka Abrasives, AutoZone/ ALLDATA, Garmat USA, Cintas, WyoTech, Ranken Technical College, ADESA, Sears Auto, Ryder Inc., Collision Equipment Experts, Cox Automotive, Celette Inc., Auto Care Association, SimSpray Aidex, SkillsUSA, SEMA, and Women’s Industry Network (WIN).


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