News: Consolidator Report
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.
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
- 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.