2012 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover

Collision Repair Education Foundation to award two $50,000 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover School Grants in 2012

The Collision Repair Education Foundation‘s 2012 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover $50,000 school grant application is now available online and two grants (one secondary, one postsecondary) will be awarded this year. The application is available at the Education Foundation’s web site (www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org), and must be completed by August 31, 2012. Instructors are advised to begin the application early and industry professionals are encouraged to get involved with the Makeover grant by working with their local school’s collision instructors to help them apply.

The more Georgia schools that apply for the Makeover, the better chances that a GA school is the national winner. We encourage all GCIA member shops to get in touch with their local schools and help the instructor apply for the grant. See a list of Georgia schools offering collision repair training at the GCIA website Training Page – click here.

Part of the application is for schools to include their personalized $50,000 wish list of needed tools, equipment, and supplies … we then take those lists (even if they don’t win the Makeover grant) and distribute them to the companies on the wish list asking for them to donate the items to the schools. If a school doesn’t apply, we cant help fulfill their wish lists.

The goal of the Ultimate Collision Education Makeover grant is to honor a school that has been doing an outstanding job in educating students in collision repair, but needs some financial assistance to improve their program’s teaching materials and equipment. With strained school budgets, the Education Foundation and industry supporters have the opportunity to bridge the program’s financial gap and to make a difference in the lives of the students studying collision repair.

The winning schools will be announced during SEMA 2012. As part of the Makeover grant application, schools provide their own, itemized wish list, which can include any tools, supplies, and equipment that are needed by the collision program. Each of the winning schools will have their $50,000 wish list fulfilled through the Collision Repair Education Foundation and industry donors/supporters.

Share this information with your associates and contacts at schools …. download the full announcement – click here.

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