Several schools in Arizona and Florida will receive help from the I-CAR Education Foundation thanks to collision repairers’ fundraising efforts.
Three schools in Arizona have received curriculum and props through the I-CAR Education Foundation’s Collision Repair Education Campaign through fundraising by the Phoenix I-CAR Committee. By using the I-CAR Live Curriculum, students receive the same training used by collision technicians.
The three Arizona schools benefiting from the donations were Sunnyside High School, Tucson; East Valley Institute of Technology, Mesa; and Metro Tech High School, Phoenix. Each set of curriculum and props were hand delivered by a member of the Phoenix I-CAR Committee.
“By donating to the I-CAR Education Foundation’s Collision Repair Education Campaign, this is a great way local professionals can make a difference in our community and our industry,” said Tom Lantz, Phoenix I-CAR Committee Chairman. “It’s important to know that our local donations are going to a good cause here in Arizona.”
In Florida, a September golf outing hosted by the Broward County I-CAR Committee benefited two county schools the Atlantic Technical Center and Sheridan Technical Center. The outing hosted over 100 golfers to raise funds that will be allocated to the I-CAR Education Foundation’s Collision Repair Education Campaign and aid the two schools.
“This tournament allows industry people to come together for a fun activity that raises funds for future technicians sorely needed in the collision repair business,” said Santos Campos of Express Parts, who coordinated the golf tournament, said. “Insurance professionals, body shop owners, managers, and vendors have an opportunity to get to know each other.”
Sponsors of the golf tournament included 3M, A-1 Auto Body, Akzo Nobel, Albert Kemperle, Alpha Auto Glass, Atlantic Technical Center, Avis-Budget, BASF, ChemSpec USA, Dupont, Express Auto Parts, Finishmaster, I-CAR, JM Lexus, Mattos Pro Finishes, Norton, PPG, Phil Smith Chevy, Terry’s, Wheels America, Wurth USA and Enterprise.
For information on hosting a golf tournament to benefit your local career and technical schools and colleges, visit www.ed-foundation.org and click on the golf ball.