GCIA Donates $2,000 to Maxwell High School of Technology Collision Program

The Georgia Collision Industry Association (GCIA) presented a $2000 check to Maxwell High School to help it purchase equipment and supplies for its collision repair training program. The donation was made on behalf of Gene Hamilton (a GCIA Founding member) from the golf tournament honoring his service in the industry on Wednesday, October 2nd at the Trophy Club of Atlanta in Alpharetta, Ga.

Instructors receiving the check are Butch Luther and Sam Melaragno

Instructors receiving the check are Butch Luther (left in coat) and Sam Melaragno. Presenting the check is Michelle Coombs, owner Sports & Imports Collision and Gregg Goff, GCIA Board Member.

Presenting the check is Michelle Coombs, owner Sports & Imports Collision and Gregg Goff, GCIA Board Member.

Sponsors of the event included:

Gold Sponsor

AKZO Nobel
NAPA
Axalta
PPG
BASF
Single Source

Bronze Sponsor

3M
ACS
LKQ

In addition, the association had over 15 hole sign sponsors for the event.  Many thanks to all of our wonderful sponsors.

About Maxwell High School of Technology

These guys are doing some great work for our industry by recruiting future technicians for Collision Repair. They currently have about 48 students including both AM and PM classes each day. They have state of the art equipment and train on the most current techniques in collision repair.

They are unsung heroes and GCIA is proud to partner with them to help make the future brighter in the collision industry where the average age of technician is over 50 years of age. If we do not look to support people and programs like this now and in the future, we will be faced with a severe shortage of qualified technicians to properly repair vehicles in our shops in Georgia.

Instructors Butch and Sam follow the I-CAR education curriculum and even train and administer the I-CAR welding test to students as they prepare them to enter the workforce in apprenticeship programs with several partnering collision repair centers. GCIA has agreed to make a commitment to take an active role in helping potential collision repair students and parents understand that the collision repair industry is a great and respectable career path that will engage and challenge students to improve their skill sets in an ever evolving technology based industry.

Maxwell High School of Technology
990 McElvaney Lane
Lawrenceville, GA. 30044
(770)338-4602

Website: http://www.maxwellhigh.com/programs.html

 

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