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Collision Repair Education Foundation Offers Industry Sessions During NACE

Educational sessions will be held Friday, Oct. 12.


The Collision Repair Education Foundation will be organizing several complimentary industry sessions for secondary and post-secondary collision students and their instructors that are attending the International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE), scheduled for Oct. 11-13 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The sessions will be held Friday, Oct. 12 and will provide helpful industry and career information to collision students who wish to enter the industry after graduation.

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Session descriptions are as follows:

•    11 – 11:45 a.m. – LKQ Corporation – “Repair and Recycling an Opportunity” – Presentation will include discussion on perception and reality of motor vehicle recycling; LKQ Corporation company overview; employment need and segmentation; jobs and careers in motor vehicle recycling.   

•    1 – 1:45 p.m. – Sherwin Williams Automotive Finishes – “Sherwin Williams Automotive Finishes training prides itself on our class offerings, which brings to our customers the products and processes that provide our collision repair customers with the knowledge they need to be productive and profitable into today’s business environment. Join us for a walk through Sherwin Williams Automotive Finishes Standard Operating Practices and our products that will help any shop become lean and process-driven by using the latest in technologies.”


In addition to the student sessions during ASRW, all attending secondary and post-secondary collision students and instructors will be provided complimentary Cintas technician uniforms to wear on the show floor and back home within their school’s collision programs. The sponsors of the 500 technician shirts include CAPA, CCC Information Services, FenderBender, LKQ Corporation and LORD/Fusor.

“These attending collision students are the future of the industry, and the Collision Repair Education Foundation is proud to work together with NACE to help educate this group on upcoming industry trends and career advice," said Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director Clark Plucinski. "I would invite all industry members to join in our efforts to support this group as only through assisting them in their technical education will there be a greater promise of the industry’s future.”

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