The survey provides data on both the business environment and the technician workforce.
“The research clearly shows the collision repair industry’s urgent need to build its skilled workforce development efforts,” said Jeanne Silver, from CARSTAR Mundelein who serves as chair of the CREF Board of Trustees. "The Snapshot Survey of the Collision Industry results provides a detailed view of the challenges facing the collision industry’s workforce.”
“We are pleased to again work with the Collision Repair Education Foundation in conducting this important industry survey,” said John Van Alstyne, I-CAR CEO & President. “The survey verifies the critical need for well-trained collision repair technicians – both today and in the future – and it also confirms the outstanding professional and financial opportunities that are available in the industry.”
The updated Snapshot of the Collision Repair Industry survey is available for download from the CREF’s web site or via I-CAR’s web site. Industry members with questions about the survey, or interest in supporting the CREF, should contact Director of Development, Brandon Eckenrode at (312) 231-0258.