a provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the
property & casualty claims and collision repair industries, has
announced another successful community partnership, this time with the San Diego County Office of Education’s Work Readiness Program.
Mitchell is funding a collision repair program at San Diego City
College, which introduces area youth to career opportunities in the
industry. This continues nearly a decade of support of the local program
by Mitchell, as part of its ongoing community outreach initiatives.
"Mitchell’s longstanding support for this type of career gateway for
our students is invaluable," said Ed Rulenz, project facilitator and
instructor for San Diego County’s Office of Education’s Work Readiness
Program. "Challenging economic circumstances make partnerships such as
this one absolutely essential, and through Mitchell’s financial support,
on-site collision repair facility visits and provision of tool kits for
students, we are able to empower such deserving young people to broaden
their career opportunities and better their futures."
The collision repair class supported by Mitchell at San Diego City
College introduces students to basic vehicle paint preparatory
techniques. The course is overwhelmingly popular, with a typical
150-person wait list. Students can go on to more advanced collision
repair training at the school, and Mitchell also aids in internships and
job placement at local repair shops.
"It is tremendously gratifying and humbling to see how our partnership
with San Diego City College has presented exciting collision repair
career opportunities for local students, and we look forward to
continuing to work together to encourage and support young people in our
own backyard," said Jack Farnan, Mitchell’s senior vice president of
human resources. "For Mitchell, active involvement in our community is a
personal endeavor for our team members and speaks to the integrity we
try very hard to bring to every aspect of our business. We are proud to
make more career opportunities a reality for more people and view
partnerships such as this one as an opportunity for us to continually
strengthen our community."