Southeast Community College received
a $2,000 grant for its Auto Collision Repair Technology program on the Milford
Campus. Driven Brands Collision partnered with the Collision Repair Foundation
to provide the grants to 14 colleges around the nation.
The Collision School Career
Readiness Benchmark Grants recognize schools that excel at educating students in
collision repair, but due to strained budgets, the programs require additional
financial assistance to provide the tools and equipment necessary for students
to be successful.
“The donations they
continue to provide help us monetarily, but also by keeping us in current products
that are used in the collision repair industry,” said Kevin Uhler, Auto
Collision Repair program director.
Uhler said the
funds will go toward new furniture in the collision repair auditorium
classroom, since it’s used by all students and instructors.
“It’s also used for industry partners
recruiting new hires, general education core classes, and industry training for
professional technicians and meetings,” Uhler added.
Repair Education Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to
supporting collision repair educational programs, schools and students to
create qualified, entry-level employees and connect them with an array of