Thursday, 05 October 2017 17:39

Industry Invited to Attend CREF’s Annual Reception at SEMA 2017

Collision industry members are invited to join the Collision Repair Education Foundation during its annual reception the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 9 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (Local Time) in the Renaissance 1 Room at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel during the 2017 SEMA Show. 

During the reception, attendees will hear about the organization’s efforts to support high school and post-secondary collision students, 2017 donors/supporters will be highlighted, and winners of the annual 2017 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover school grants will be announced.


The Foundation will also announce the winner of its Student of the Year award celebrating the achievement of outstanding students training for a career in the collision industry. Industry members will also have an opportunity to meet and greet attending collision school instructors and students.


Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode said, “We would like to invite collision industry members to attend our annual reception to celebrate our Student of the Year and witness high school and college collision instructors be surprised with significant grants to help their programs. You will also see how the Foundation is helping the industry bridge the gap between schools and productive entry-level employment as we showcase the industry’s generous support of the next generation of collision repair professionals.”


Additional details of the event will be made available as the date approaches, however industry members are asked to RSVP for the reception by emailing attendee information to info@ed-foundation.org. Questions regarding the reception and/or the Education Foundation’s efforts to support the future of the collision industry can be directed to Director of Development, Brandon Eckenrode at Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org or 847.463.5244.

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