The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) recognizes Enterprise for their support and sponsorship of the 2023 Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series and OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit at the SEMA Show.
“As a longtime partner of SCRS, it is truly an honor to continue our support of the organization’s Repairer Driven Education series,” said Mary Mahoney, vice president at Enterprise Holdings. “Like SCRS, Enterprise is committed to advancing the future of collision repair and shepherding the next generation of collision repair professionals. Through partnerships with like-minded industry organizations like SCRS, as well as investments in the Collision Engineering Program and technology solutions like Entegral, we are dedicated to increasing collaboration and optimizing the post-collision experience for our customers.”
Added SCRS Chairman Amber Alley, “We’re beyond grateful for the longevity of support Enterprise has offered to the association. It’s always a bit humbling to look at the roster of industry organizations that share in the belief that access to information makes for a more vibrant industry. To see companies like Enterprise commit to being a part of the education program and return year after year and express their shared interest through direct support is meaningful to our organization and our members.”
The Collision Engineering Program (CEP), which is supported through the Enterprise Holdings Foundation, will be featured in the RDE lineup on Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 12:30 -1:30 during “Talent Shortage – Ensuring We Have Collision Technicians in 5 Years.” Laura Lozano, professor of Collision Repair Technology and co-chair of the Automotive Department at Contra Costa College in California will join a panel alongside Brandon Eckenrode, executive director at the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF); Jennifer Maher, executive director at TechForce; Donne Wagner, vice president of Industry & Media Relations at ASE; and Jeff Wildman, expert, Automotive Aftermarket Industry at BASF Automotive Refinish.The group will specifically discuss the ramifications of the one million auto, diesel and collision technicians needed in the industry by 2024 — with more than 113,000 required by the collision industry alone. Specifically, the panel will discuss practical steps in defining shop culture, developing career paths and leveraging available resources.