Collision Education Foundation Seeking Sponsor for 45 Schools

Collision Repair Education Foundation Seeking Sponsor for 45 Schools in Need of New Flooring

Industry companies are being asked to consider adopting one (or several) local collision school programs to enhance their professional appearance by sponsoring the purchase of new epoxy floor coating.

before-after-Waubonsee
Before and after photos of Waubonsee Community College, which was a recipient of brand-new epoxy flooring.

Industry companies are being asked to consider adopting one (or several) local collision school programs to enhance their professional appearance by sponsoring the purchase of new epoxy floor coating through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. As many collision school program floors have not been worked on since the program opened, a newly epoxied floor provides a professional appearance for visiting school administration, parents and prospective students.

The following collision programs are 2014 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover grant applicants and, if provided the epoxy floor coating, have committed to being able to prepare their current floors and apply the sponsored floor epoxy:

  • Marshall Tech School (Guntersville, Ala.)
  • East Valley Institute of Technology (Mesa, Ariz.)
  • Eden Area ROP (Hayward, Calif.)
  • Norwalk High School (Norwalk, Calif.)
  • Silicon Valley Career Technical Education (San Jose, Calif.)
  • Livermore High School (Livermore, Calif.)
  • Warren Tech (Lakewood, Colo.)
  • Manatee Technical Institute (Bradenton, Fla.)
  • Lake Technical College (Eustis, Fla.)
  • Dennis Tech Ed Center (Boise, Idaho)
  • Kennedy King College (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Kaskaskia College (Centralia, Ill.)
  • Walker Career Center (Indianapolis, Ind.)
  • Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School (Fitchburg, Mass.)
  • Medford Vocational Technical High School (Medford, Mass.)
  • Assabet Valley Technical High School (Marlboro, Mass.)
  • Saginaw Career Complex (Saginaw, Mich.)
  • Washtenaw Community College (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
  • Lake Career & Tech Center (Camdenton, Mo.)
  • Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center (Cape Girardeau, Mo.)
  • South Piedmont Community College (Polkton, N.C.)
  • Cape Fear Community College (Wilmington, N.C.)
  • Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock, N.C.)
  • Central Academy of Technology Arts (Monroe, N.C.)
  • Cataraugus Allegany BOCES Center (Ellicottville, N.Y.)
  • Erie Community College South (Orchard Park, N.Y.)
  • Butler Tech D. Russel Lee Campus (Hamilton, Ohio)
  • West Side Career & Technology Center (Pringle, Pa.)
  • Forbes Road CTC (Monroeville, Pa.)
  • Steel Center AVTS (Jefferson, Pa.)
  • North Montco Technical Career Center (Lansdale, Pa.)
  • Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (Willow Grove, Pa.)
  • Academy for Careers & Technology (Mullins, S.C.)
  • Greenville Technical College (Greenville, S.C.)
  • R.D. Anderson Applied Technology Center (Moore, S.C.)
  • Birchwood High School/DJJ (Columbia, S.C.)
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Livingston (Livingston, Tenn.)
  • Texas State Technical College (Waco, Texas)
  • Duncanville High School (Duncanville, Texas)
  • Southwest Tech (Fennimore, Wis.)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (Appleton, Wis.)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (Rice Lake, Wis.)
  • Tucker Co High School Career Complex (Hambleton, W.V.)

“The industry is in demand of highly motivated and skilled entry-level employees,” said Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode. “To attract this level of student, we have an opportunity and an obligation to assist the high school and college collision school programs to ensure they look like professional learning environments. The ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures of the schools that we have already with new flooring showcase how this type of project provides a ‘foundation of professionalism.’ I invite the industry to join us in helping even more schools.”

Industry members who are interested in adopting one of the listed collision school programs and learning more about the sponsorship amounts for each school should contact Brandon Eckenrode at [email protected] or (847) 463-5244.

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