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Tuesday, 06 December 2016 17:49

St. Louis I-CAR Committee Awards $25,000 in School Grants

The St. Louis I-CAR Committee awarded six schools with $25,000 in school grants at the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s annual reception at SEMA.

The schools applied for the Education Foundation’s 2016 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover school grant, and these funds will help fulfill the schools collision program’s wish list of needed tools, equipment, and supplies.


The school grant recipients include:


$4,000: Lewis and Clark Career Center (Saint Charles, MO)
$4,000: North Tech High School (Florissant, MO)
$4,500: Rolla Technical Institute (Rolla, MO)
$4,500: Lake Career & Technical Center (Camdenton, MO)
$4,000: South Tech High School (Sunset Hills, MO)
$4,000: Ranken Technical College (St. Louis, MO)


The funds were raised by the St. Louis I-CAR Committee from their spring and fall school career fairs.


Gene Slattery, a member of the Committee, stated, “Our St. Louis I-CAR Sub-Committee surrounded itself with some go-getters in the St Louis Automotive and Collision Repair industry. We partnered up with several great companies who supported the two career fairs from the get go. We set the goals to achieve and then made it become a reality for the schools, students and instructors. These events could not have been achieved without partnerships with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Gateway Mortorsports Park, NHRA, CREF, the I-CAR Sub-Committee, and all of our sponsors. Everyone was satisfied, and many students were hired and many have future interviews. What an honor it was working together for a very worthwhile goal for our industry.”


Industry members interested in joining the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s supporters to assist high school and college collision school programs should contact director of development Brandon Eckenrode at (847) 463-5244 or Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org.


For more information, visit www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org.