Quest Automotive Products (QAP) has donated $280,000 in paint and abrasives to high school and post-secondary collision school programs across the country through the Collision Repair Education Foundation.
The products donated by QAP will allow students the opportunity to practice their collision repair and refinishing skills.
QAP is committed to bringing awareness of the shortage of technicians within the collision industry and acknowledges that many collision school programs have budgets that are shrinking each year.
“QAP strongly believes in supporting the future professionals within our industry and ensuring they obtain the education that they deserve in order to be successful in the automotive profession,” said David Brunori, president of QAP. “QAP has recently been involved with supporting the Collision Repair Education Foundation through donating product and raising money with its first annual Artists 4 Education auction, held in the Matrix Automotive Finishes booth during SEMA last year which raised $25,000 for the Education Foundation. We are proud to be working together with them again in 2014 with the second annual auction at SEMA this year (booth 10669).”
Added Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode, “This product donation from QAP will have a significant impact on the collision school programs by providing instructors with the needed material in order to provide a quality technical education for students. We look forward to working together with QAP to raise additional funds through the second annual Artists 4 Education auction at SEMA this year. I would also invite collision industry businesses to follow QAP’s lead in providing both product and monetary donations to the Education Foundation so that we can work towards ensuring that the graduating collision students are ready for entry-level employment within the industry.”