March 8, 2017—The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) announced that more than 1,000 students have registered for its next three spring career fairs being held in San Diego, Houston and Dallas, Texas, during March.
The first career fair is scheduled for March 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The career fair is being hosted by Pro Spot International at its facility in Carlsbad, Calif. The event was scheduled in conjunction with the I-CAR Volunteer and Instructor Conference that will be held March 10-12 in La Jolla, Calif.
“This is the second year for our spring career fair schedule and students are responding in record numbers,” said CREF director of development Brandon Eckenrode. “The career fairs are key components of the foundation’s mission to support collision repair educational programs, schools, and students to create qualified, entry-level employees and connect them with an array of career opportunities.
"Also, this year we are working closely with ASE, having them invite their collision and automotive school program contacts to the events, which in some markets is nearly doubling last year’s attendance numbers.”
Employers at collision repair facilities, insurance companies and suppliers will have the opportunity during the career fair to take employment applications and interview potential new employees who have participated in collision repair and automotive mechanical repair training programs.
The remaining spring career fair schedule is as follows:
- San Diego – March 9
- Houston – March 22
- Dallas – March 23
- Phoenix – April 15
- Pittsburgh – April 19
- St. Louis – April 21
- Chicago –May 2
- Madison, Wis. – May 3
- Denver – May 8
- Nashville – May 17
Collision repair facilities, insurance companies and suppliers interested in participating in these events should contact Eckenrode at 847.463.5244. The fall 2017 career fair locations and dates will be announced this summer.