Friday, 13 November 2020 19:54

CREF, Corporate Partners Provide Scholarships, Equipment to Collision Repair Students


The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) announced Nov. 13 several scholarships and equipment recently distributed to collision repair students thanks to collaborations with and donations from CARSTAR, BASF, TechForce and Craftsman.

CARSTAR Awards $15,000 in Scholarships


CARSTAR and CREF awarded 15 collision repair students with $1,000 scholarships to help support their education.


CARSTAR’s scholarship program is available to high school seniors and post-secondary collision repair students, who have completed a minimum of one semester of auto body training prior to applying and are located within CARSTAR markets.


“We are committed to providing high-quality collision repairs and premier customer experiences,” said Matt Bell, vice president, education and training, Driven Brands. “As industry experts, we need to support our future technicians and provide them with the tools and training needed to keep this industry moving forward.


"In partnership with the Collision Repair Education Foundation, we are excited about the potential we are seeing and happy to help this young talent thrive within our industry.”


BASF Donates Nearly $100,000 in SATA Spray Guns


Along with CREF, BASF donated a SATA spray gun to 87 high school and college students studying collision repair around the country.


With each spray gun valued at $1,000, BASF’s generosity ensures...

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