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Erie-LaSalle Body Shop & Car Care Center of Chicago, Ill., has received the I-CAR Education Foundation’s Industry Leadership Circle donor recognition designation through its $1,000 contribution to the foundation. Individual repair facilities achieve this donor designation by donating $1,000 or more annually to the foundation.
This donation will support the Collision Repair Education Campaign fund, which allows the foundation to provide its annual student scholarships, school grants and the recently created Ultimate Collision Education Makeover grant.
“With technology advancing as rapidly as it is, it is certain that our industry’s future leaders will need up-to-date technical education and training,” said Erie-LaSalle Owner/President Robert Gottfred. “The I-CAR Education Foundation has always been committed to the advancement of our industry through their support of the future of the industry. We at Erie-LaSalle are proud to support the I-CAR Education Foundation and their efforts to assist the industry’s schools and students. These educational programs are the gateway to intelligent, professional repair and claim service the ongoing goals of all our industry.”
I-CAR Education Foundation Executive Director Scott Kruger added, “I commend Erie-LaSalle for supporting the Education Foundation and joining our efforts in supporting school’s collision programs and their students. The Industry Leadership Circle donor recognition designation is meant to highlight industry organizations and individuals who are committed to investing in the future of the industry. Local repair facilities like Erie-LaSalle can and should get involved with their local schools. This local involvement by repair facilities assists not only young industry professionals near them who may be their future staff members but also helps to enhance the industry’s educational system nationwide.”