The I-CAR Education Foundation announced it’s offering the largest grant award in its 17-year history. “The Ultimate Collision Education Makeover Program” will award one school with a $50,000 grant to overhaul its current collision repair program. The $50,000 grant will be used to purchase equipment, curriculum, instructor training and supplies for the winning school.
The I-CAR Education Foundation will also be working together with industry partners who will be providing in-kind product donations to the winning school.
This grant, officially announced to the at the I-CAR 30th Anniversary Celebrations in Washington D.C., is open to collision repair schools across North America. Applications are available at www.ed-foundation.org and are due by Sept. 30. The winning school will be announced at NACE during the I-CAR Education Foundation’s first annual donor recognition reception on Nov. 4.
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 its program’s teaching materials and equipment. The foundation is looking to eliminate any financial barriers for the school to help it create the best collision program possible.
“The Ultimate Collision Education Makeover Program will be a lasting investment in the lives and careers of every student who attends the winning collision repair school,” said Scott Kruger, I-CAR Education Foundation executive director. “School budgets have been under enormous pressure for some time now, and technical education programs seem to bear the brunt of these funding and program cuts. This grant is an opportunity for collision repair instructors to update their equipment and other teaching resources, and it is also a message to schools nationwide from the entire collision industry that technical education is important and worthy of such a commitment.”
Kruger added that the foundation hopes to expand the makeover program in the future and welcomes any donations, including donations of products or equipment, to assist the program.
This grant opportunity, as well as the other scholarships and grants offered by the I-CAR Education Foundation, are funded by the Collision Repair Education Campaign, which is hosted by the I-CAR Education Foundation. The funds for the Collision Repair Education Campaign are provided through donations from all collision industry segments.
If your business would be interested in donating equipment or supplies to the winning school, call (888) 722-3787, ext. 282.