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Industry is invited to the event that will celebrate Applied Technology Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina winning the third annual Ultimate Collision Education Makeover $50,000 school grant in 2011.
Industry professionals are invited to join Applied Technology Center (ATC) in Rock Hill, South Carolina and the Collision Repair Education Foundation on Thursday, May 17 for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate ATC winning the third annual Ultimate Collision Education Makeover $50,000 school grant in 2011.
On display during the event will be the tools, equipment, supplies and other items that the school obtained through the grant. The event will include presentations from school administration and Collision Repair Education Foundation staff, a meet-and-greet with students, tours of the facility and a breakfast prepared by the school’s culinary department.
The goal of the Ultimate Collision Education Makeover program is to honor a school that has been doing an outstanding job in educating students in collision repair, but is in need of financial assistance to improve their program’s teaching materials and equipment. As the winning school in 2011, ATC was able to select $50,000 in supplies, tools and equipment needed specifically for their collision program, thereby making a difference in the education of the students studying collision repair. In the end, through the additional generosity of the collision industry, ATC ended up receiving over $60,000 in products, which is more than the original budget of the grant.
The Collision Repair Education Foundation would like to officially recognize the following industry companies that supported the 2011 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover grant program and provided donations to both/either ATC and the other Makeover applicant schools:
1-800-Radiator & A/C
Assured Performance Network
Audatex, a Solera Company
Chilton Auto Body
Crocketts Premier Auto Body
DuPont Performance Coatings
GearWrench Hand Tools
Hobart Welding Products
Innovative Tools & Technologies
Mechanix Wear, Inc.
Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
Motor Guard Corporation
Oakland Auto Body
Steck Manufacturing, Co.
Time Shaver Tools Inc.
"It is a rewarding moment for the industry to recognize Applied Technology Center, the recipient of the 2011 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover grant," said Collision Repair Education Foundation Board of Trustees Chairman Chris Northup. "The Collision Education Repair Foundation is thankful for the industry’s willingness to participate with our Makeover grant program and to give to those who need our collective help. We invite the industry to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony and celebrate our 2011 Makeover winner: Applied Technology Center.”