March 4, 2016—For the third year in a row, the Collision Repair Education Foundation and AkzoNobel are collaborating to offer the Sustainability Challenge Grant for collision repair programs in secondary and postsecondary schools throughout the U.S. The application is part of the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s Ultimate Collision Education Makeover grant, and the deadline for both grants is June 3.
Schools can submit proposals for applying continuous improvement and sustainability principles that improve the processes in the school’s body shop or improve the way the shop interacts and impacts the community. Winning schools will receive funding to implement their proposed ideas and report on the success of their projects.
In addition to the awards, the program also serves as a way to educate collision students about the principles of sustainability. The sustainability videos, available on the Education Foundation's website, is one of the tools available by AkzoNobel for use by instructors to teach sustainability.
“We are happy to once again be partnering with AkzoNobel for the Sustainability Challenge Grant. Since the program began three years ago, over 200 collision students have participated in it. Their ideas about improving sustainability are very forward-thinking and have definitely made an impact on their program, school and community. We look forward to seeing what grand ideas will be presented this year,” said Clark Plucinski, Collision Repair Education Foundation executive director.