The Ulster BOCES auto collision technology program in New York received its ninth donation from the I-CAR Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF.)
The Career & Technical Center’s program received a generous gift this holiday season consisting of items from 3M, a maker of industry-specific materials, worker safety, U.S. health care and consumer goods. The students enthusiastically worked on unpacking and stocking numerous 3M items, including tire covers, sanding discs, sandpaper, fiberglass repair adhesive, sandpaper dispenser rolls and tape.
CREF is a staunch supporter of the auto collision program. Just last year, it provided the program with a skid chock-full of similar items. In the past, it offered generous grants worth $1,000, in 2017, and $5,000, in 2014.
Auto collision technology student Lashon Bonaventure, from the Kingston City School District, said donations like these mean a lot to young people immersing themselves in the subject of auto body repair.
“From a student’s standpoint, I think it’s a great thing that we have a company that believes in us and donates hands-on products,” he said.
Instructor Dave Rosenberg says the industry-specific goods are...