The goal is to help address the industry’s issue of an aging workforce and desperate need for entry-level staff. CREF has initially provided the student resume database to its industry partners and is now broadening the distribution to other industry contacts and associations.
“We look forward to safely gathering crowds at our career fair events in the future; however, we didn’t want the pandemic to keep us from connecting students with industry employers," said CREF Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode. "Also, through the national electronic student resume gathering, we aren’t limited to only helping the students in the markets where we are holding physical career fair events, and can assist students from anywhere around the country. We look forward to highlighting those success stories of students gaining industry employment.”
Industry members are encouraged to work together with CREF on investing in their local high school and college collision programs to help ensure the graduating students are ready for entry-level employment.
Industry members looking to connect with local collision programs and their students should contact CREF Development and Marketing Coordinator Tiffany Bulak at Tiffany.Bulak@ed-foundation.org.