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New York Vo-Tech School Awarded CCC Classroom Enhancement Grant Through CREF

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Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director Brandon Eckenrode hands a check to Barry Roopnarine of Ellicottville Career & Technical Center.

Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director Brandon Eckenrode hands a check to Barry Roopnarine of Ellicottville Career & Technical Center.

The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced Ellicottville Career & Technical Center (Ellicottville, N.Y.) as the recipient of the CCC Information Services’ Classroom Enhancement Grant. The announcement was made at the Collision Repair Education Foundation reception at the SEMA Show.

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Ellicottville will receive a $10,000 grant that will assist the school with collision-related classroom materials such as electronics, classroom furniture and other items to ensure the students have a professional learning environment. Ellicottville was eligible for this award by applying for the 2014 Collision Repair Education Foundation’s Ultimate Collision Education Makeover grant.

“To prepare today’s students for a career in collision repair requires hands-on training with the latest tools in an atmosphere that is modern and professional,” said Joseph Allen, GM, CCC’s Automotive Services Group. “CCC is excited to award Ellicottville Career & Technical Center with the Classroom Enhancement grant and to support the next generation of professionals in their educational pursuits.”

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Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode noted, “Many collision classrooms across the country are in dire need of being modernized in order to provide a quality technical education to their students. Through CCC’s grant, we are able to help an instructor take their classroom to a higher level and ensure that the collision students have a proper and up-to-date learning environment.”

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