LKQ Corporation has donated $114,000 in parts this year to collision training schools through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. The parts donated by LKQ will allow students the opportunity to practice collision repair on current model vehicle parts. As collision schools are facing reduced budgets, these types of donations are vital to the student’s technical education.
“LKQ continues to show their corporate stewardship by donating vehicles, parts both new and reconditioned to SkillsUSA for competition, parts to help rebuild Recycled Rides vehicles for needy families and to schools," said Clark Plucinski, executive director of the Foundation. "They continue to find ways to help the schools achieve their goals of producing quality, job-ready entrants. We can’t thank Mr. Fortner and Mr. Wagman enough for their benevolence.”
Added Terry Fortner, vice president of industry relations and market development for LKQ Corporation, ”LKQ Corporation realizes the importance of training current and future collision repair technicians. We are honored to be an active member of the Collision Repair Education Foundation. Paying forward is our responsibility and obligation.”
Industry organizations looking to assist high school and college collision school programs and their students through monetary and/or in-kind product donations should contact Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at (847) 463-5244 or [email protected].
Collision Repair Education Foundation