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CREF Introduces 2023 Executive Committee

The committee consists of seven industry professionals who are dedicated to supporting the future of the industry through engagement with collision schools and students.

Chief Makes $75,000 In-Kind Donation to CREF

Chief Automotive donated $75,000 worth of rivet guns and subscriptions which will benefit collision repair educational programs around the country.

CREF Celebrates a Successful 2022

CREF saw over $12 million in support distributed in 2022 in support of collision repair educational programs, schools and students.

CREF Opens 2023 Scholarship Applications

The Collision Repair Education Foundation’s Student Scholarship awards attempt to address students’ struggle with paying post-secondary tuition.

Family of Jeff Silver Creates Jeff Silver Memorial Scholarship

The Jeff Silver Memorial Scholarship is designed to help remove financial barriers for students studying collision repair.

Central PA I-CAR Holding Bingo Fundraiser

The fundraiser, which will be held Jan. 8, 2023 from 1-5 p.m., will benefit Central Pennsylvania area collision programs.

Collision Schools Receive $436,000 in CREF Benchmark Grants

CREF announced that, thanks to the generosity of multiple industry partners both small and large, 69 collision schools will receive $436,000 in CREF Benchmark Grant funding.

CREF Develops Collision Career Awareness Initiative

When GM awarded CREF a $100,000 grant for 2022, the foundation made good use of the funds to develop its Career Opportunity Awareness Initiative.

CREF Announces Second Annual PiN Master Challenge

The 2022 PiN Master Challenge allows collision students to demonstrate their skills — and showcase their talents — by designing and creating the best restored and painted bowling pin.

CREF Board of Trustees Welcomes Two New Members

CREF has announced the addition of two new members to its Board of Trustees: Keith Bell (Axalta Coating Systems) and Mark Verbois (Enterprise Holdings).

3M Donates $900K Worth of Products to CREF

CREF announced that 3M donated $889,719.50 in products and supplies to 300 schools around the country through their organization.

CREF Invites Collision Industry to Fall Student Career Fairs 

The career fairs provide employers with an opportunity to get to know thousands of incoming collision industry professionals.