Tuesday, 31 July 2018 21:21

CREF Announces Fall Career Fair Schedule


The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced the fall schedule of career fairs for transportation students.

The Collision Repair Education Foundation has partnered with the TechForce Foundation on high school and college transportation career fair events taking place this fall. Through these partnerships, the fall events will bring more than 2,500 collision, auto service, heavy duty and diesel students to participating employers.


The Education Foundation also plays an active role in facilitating onsite interviews and employment-related presentations and helps ensure students are well-prepared for meeting company representatives.


“Connecting students with the array of career opportunities in the industry is a key part of the Education Foundation’s mission,” said Brandon Eckenrode, director of development for the Education Foundation. “Our transportation career fairs provide the perfect opportunity for industry employers to meet with students who have trained for entry-level positions in collision repair and other related automotive professions.”


The fall 2018 schedule includes:

St. Louis, MO (9/21) - Gateway Motorsport Park

Topeka, KS (10/11) - Washburn Institute of Technology

Whitestone, NY (10/16) - Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association

Concord, NC (10/18) - Axalta Coating Systems Customer Experience Center

Columbus, OH (12/5) - Fort Hayes Career Center


Companies interested in participating in one or more career fair events should contact Eckenrode at Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org or 847.463.5244. Additional transportation career fair events will be planned for the fall 2018 school semester as well.

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