Thursday, 02 July 2015 12:31

RDA Provides Scholarships to Collision Repair Students at SKILLS USA Nationals in KY

RDA awarded two of the best and brightest career and technical students in the nation at the SkillsUSA Championships held June 22 - 26 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Robert McKenzie Jr., Executive Director of RDA, was there to personally congratulate and present the winners with their scholarships. 

Benjamin Falconer, Aims Community College-Windsor, Greeley, CO took gold in the High School Automotive Refinishing Technology and Luke Sabey, Warren Occupational Tech Center, Lakewood, CO took gold in the High School Collision Repair Technology.

"One of the biggest challenges facing the collision repair industry is the shortage of qualified entry-level technicians. The future success for the collision repair industry relies on the ability to find and cultivate young technical talent. RDA believes it is critical to support programs and organizations like SKILLS that develop an appreciation for the trade. We need to encourage and embrace this type of commitment to excellence," RDA stated in a press release.

Those interested in joining RDA/IMPACT should contact Robert McKenzie, Jr. directly at 731-217-9081 or via email at robertemckenzie@me.com.For more information on RDA/IMPACT visit their web site at www.impactcollisionsolutions.com or contact Melisa Jolls at 908-251-5713 or email: meljolls@earthlink.net