March 16, 2015—The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced that it is looking for industry members to sponsor local high school and/or college collision instructors to attend the International Autobody Congress and Exposition (NACE) 2015 show taking place in Detroit in July.
The requested $1,500 (per instructor) sponsorship will include travel to/from Detroit, hotel stay, meals, event registration, and an exclusive instructor-focused program that will provide the networking opportunities, product demonstrations, technical presentations, and more. Information gained from the instructor’s attendance will help keep them current on collision industry topics, which can then be shared with their students this fall.
“Through this program, industry members have an opportunity to sponsor a local high school or college collision school instructor to attend the NACE show, who would otherwise not have the ability to attend,” Brandon Eckenrode, Collision Repair Education Foundation director of development, said in a release. “As the demand for properly trained, graduating entry-level collision students grows, the sponsors can invest in the educators by assisting in their abilities to stay current with industry trends and information. Whether industry members have existing relationships with their local school instructors who they would like to sponsor or would like to be introduced to an instructor through the Education Foundation, we encourage the industry to consider participating.”