Industry businesses can select the local collision school programs that they are already working with or the Education Foundation can help locate local programs for them. The work uniforms will add a new level of professionalism to programs during the 2017-2018 school year.
A local collision student can be sponsored for $50 each and would be provided with a Cintas work shirt and pants. Those businesses that sponsor more than 20 uniforms for a school will have their corporate logo added as a patch to the front of the work shirts. The Collision Repair Education Foundation will coordinate the work uniform orders and the sponsoring company will be invited to visit the school to meet the students and distribute the uniforms that they helped make possible when they arrive.
Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode said, “We hear from instructors across the country that of all the support that we have been able to provide over the years, these student uniforms have made the most significant impact on collision programs. It changes the mindset of the students as they look like employed industry professionals, school administration and guests treat them with respect, and the students feel like a family. We invite you to help a local collision program in your local area by making these student uniforms possible.”
Companies interested in sponsoring work uniforms for a local high school or college collision program should contact Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org or 847-463-5244.