According to Cheryl Boswell, WIN board member, “These events provide an opportunity for networking with WIN members, attracting new members, recruiting new students and connecting with them. Additionally, these events serve to support the collision repair industry in its entirety while helping to recruit and retain women and other industry professionals.”
On Monday, Nov. 12, WIN hosted a networking event at the Gerber Collision & Glass Clinton location in Clinton Twp, MI, which featured presentations by Don Slankster, talent acquisition manager for Gerber Collision & Glass, and Brandon Eckenrode, director of development for the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF).
On Tuesday, Nov. 13, WIN members met at the Maxwell High School of Technology in Lawrenceville, GA, for a presentation by Enterprise’s Angie Wiggins, who advised students on how to stand out during the interview process.
The event exceeded Boswell’s expectations, and she noted, “Everyone really enjoyed it!”
Attendees also received a tour of Maxwell High’s collision repair program, which has been actively supported by I-CAR and CREF.
Boswell shared, “Sam Melaragno and Paul Kable, the program instructors, showed us the lab and told us about their impressive program that trains high school students on all of the steps of the collision repair process, including safety, writing estimates, welding and painting. The work that they are doing is exactly what our industry needs in order to recruit, train and retain future collision professionals. Thank you to our hosts, Maxwell High School of Technology. Thank you to everyone who attended, especially the Maxwell students!”
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