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Meet Hundreds of Entry-Level Candidates at CREF’s Career Fairs

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Students at past career fairs connect with industry companies looking to hire new talent. Students at past career fairs connect with industry companies looking to hire new talent.

If you are an industry member facing an aging workforce or in need of additional entry-level staff, “you need to connect with the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) in 2018 to participate in one of our scheduled career fairs and/or get involved with local schools,” says Brandon Eckenrode, Director of Development for CREF. 

As 2018 begins, the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) is gearing up for its next round of career fairs, which will be a bit different from how they’ve been in the past. 

According to Eckenrode, “We are collaborating with TechForce Foundation to make these transportation career fairs, allowing us to invite participation from a wide variety of programs (collision, automotive service, heavy duty, diesel, etc.) Business students will also be invited to participate, and these events continue to be available to all collision repair industry members.”

The first career fair in 2018 will take place in Tampa, FL, on Feb. 14, followed by the event in Miami, FL, on Feb. 16. On March 1, a career fair will be held in San Antonio, TX, while the career fair on March 16 will be held in Los Angeles, CA. Six career fairs are currently scheduled for April: Chicago, IL, on April 6; Phoenix, AZ, on April 7; Denver, CO, on April 12; Greensboro, NC, on April 18--19; Atlanta, GA, on April 24; and Boston, MA, on April 26.

CREF and TechForce Foundation also hope to hold career fairs in Dallas, Houston and Nashville this spring, but dates have not yet been confirmed.


To get more information on participation in these career fairs, contact Eckenrode at Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org.

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