Gerber Donates $50,000 to Collision Repair Education Foundation

From CollisionWeek News

The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced it has received a $50,000 donation from Gerber Collision & Glass for the company’s participation in a number of 2016 collision career fairs and other collision student hiring initiative related projects.

Collision Repair Education FoundationTim O’Day, President of Gerber Collision & Glass said, “Gerber Collision & Glass has been a long-time supporter of the Collision Repair Education Foundation. I am confident that our contribution is helping to attract the right students to the collision repair high school and post high school programs, and ensuring that they receive the education and experience needed to take on the entry level jobs that we have available. New entrants to our industry are the key to our future success.”

Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode said, “On behalf of the collision school instructors and students that we support, I would like to thank Gerber Collision & Glass for not only their continued support but also increasing their involvement with us. In addition to their participation in many career fairs next spring, we will be collaborating on several additional projects that revolve around connecting collision students with employment opportunities. Only through our industry supporters are we able to address the issue of training high school and college collision students and helping to place them into the industry. Gerber Collision & Glass is a strong industry partner that is helping make that happen.”

The Collision Repair Education Foundation’s collision career fairs are open to all industry members to participate. Contact Eckenrode at or 847.463.5244 for sponsorship and participation information.

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