CREF Announces COVID-19 School Recovery Fund
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CREF Announces COVID-19 School Recovery Fund

In light of the increased challenges that will be faced by schools due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) has put together a new initiative: the COVID-19 School Recovery Fund.

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Sixty-five percent of collision schools surveyed have told CREF that COVID-19 was going to affect their school collision budget the next school year. Forty-five percent of those said their 2019-2020 budget is already being affected. That will directly affect their ability to educate their collision students.

Some of the areas that will be affected include:

  • Capital equipment purchases
  • Consumable purchases
  • Curriculum
  • Tools/equipment
  • Safety equipment

This fund will identify schools that have been impacted by COVID-19 and bring them to the level needed to produce the best entry-level employees. It will also work to connect students at those schools with industry employment in their areas.

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Companies and individuals are invited to join CREF to save collision education by making a monthly or one-time donation. Make a one-time/monthly tax-deductible donation online or contact CREF to discuss supporting the future workforce of the collision industry.

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