Friday, 01 May 2020 17:43

2020 Scholarship Recipients Announced by WIN


Nichole Turner, Grand Island, FL

Turner attends Lake Technical College in Eustis, FL. She became interested in the automotive collision industry by witnessing the admiration people have for their vehicles. She feels owning a vehicle is part of the American dream, allowing for expression of freedom, individuality and wanderlust.


Turner would love to have a place to teach girls and women how to repair and maintain their own vehicles. She imagines it to be a space where women can inspire and empower each other by following their dreams.


Turner donates her spare time to support St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Elyssa Wilson, Liscomb, NS

Wilson attends Nova Scotia Community College in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She has always enjoyed hands-on work, vehicles and meticulous work.


She began her career in collision repair in May 2019 at Highway 7 Collision Centre in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. There she developed base skills and an understanding of the process and trade. Wilson then decided to attend college and take the motor vehicle body repair program. Her plan is to complete each apprenticeship level and pass her Red Seal certification exam. The Red Seal is the highest collision repair certification in Nova Scotia.


Wilson looks forward to being a role model for young women who want to work in a traditionally male-dominated trade.


Source: WIN

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