Wednesday, 05 January 2022 09:31

5 Schools Receive Funds to Improve Collision Repair Programs through Farmers Insurance, CREF


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Continuing its collaboration with the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF), Farmers Insurance® sponsored five $3,000 Benchmark Grants in support of collision repair education programs at secondary and post-secondary schools.

Instructors use donated funds to enhance their educational offerings and help ensure the students graduating from their programs are prepared to enter a career in the collision repair industry.


“The Farmers team is proud of our longstanding dedication to giving back and helping make a positive impact in the communities we’re proud to serve,” said Gerald Poirier, strategy and process lead for Farmers Insurance. “As an insurer, Farmers knows how invaluable collision repair work can be in getting customers back on the road after an accident, and we hope our contribution helps strengthen the collision repair education programs.”


Farmers Insurance awarded five $3,000 grants to:


  • Livermore High School, Livermore, CA
  • Dos Palos High School, Dos Palos, CA
  • Kingwood Park High School, Kingwood, TX
  • JB Hensler College and Career Academy aka Alvin ISD, Manvel, TX
  • South Plains College, Levelland, TX


The Collision School Career Readiness Benchmark Grants recognize schools that excel at educating students in collision repair, but due to strained school budgets, the programs require additional financial assistance.


Recipient schools use these funds to provide the tools, equipment and supplies necessary to...

...enhance their students’ learning experience and elevate the caliber of their graduates, helping ensure that graduates are prepared to successfully enter the workforce upon graduation.


Applications for the 2022 Collision School Career Readiness Benchmark Grants will be available online in January.


Farmers Insurance is a proud supporter of CREF. For additional information, visit farmers.com.


Industry members interested in getting involved and supporting CREF’s efforts to assist secondary and post-secondary collision repair training programs should contact Brandon Eckenrode, director of development, at 312-231-0258 or Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org. Monetary donations can be made online.


Source: CREF


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