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Wednesday, 30 June 2021 15:31

Ulster BOCES Auto Program in NY Receives Donation from CREF

Students from the Ulster BOCES auto collision technology program familiarize themselves with new laptops equipped with estimating software, purchased with a generous $12,000 grant from CREF and CCC Information Services Inc. Pictured, left to right, are John Sisco of Ellenville Central School District, Dalton Wells (kneeling), Aiden McNally and Colin VanWagenen, all from Rondout Valley Central School District. Students from the Ulster BOCES auto collision technology program familiarize themselves with new laptops equipped with estimating software, purchased with a generous $12,000 grant from CREF and CCC Information Services Inc. Pictured, left to right, are John Sisco of Ellenville Central School District, Dalton Wells (kneeling), Aiden McNally and Colin VanWagenen, all from Rondout Valley Central School District. Tammy Cilione/Ulster BOCES

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The Ulster BOCES auto collision technology program in Port Ewen, NY, recently received a generous classroom enhancement grant of $12,000 from the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) and CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC), which allowed for the purchase of laptops that will be installed with mobile repair estimating software.

The Career & Technical Center’s program received 13 devices, which will be used to train students to use the online technology that provides workers in the collision repair industry with a detailed blueprint of needed repairs.

 

The mobile diagnostic stations and CCC One estimating software can be brought to the vehicle, allowing students to learn how to write faster estimates, connect to parts needed for repairs and provide access to pricing and availability. The mobile platforms also demonstrate to the students how repair shop employees can access repair orders and update information in real time.

 

This is the 10th donation from CREF. In January, CREF donated a substantial amount of 3M goods, including tire covers, sanding discs and sandpaper. In years past, the foundation provided a skid loaded with similar items and has offered additional grants worth $1,000 in 2017 and $5,000 in 2014.

 

Auto collision teacher Dave Rosenberg said support from industry suppliers is invaluable in educating the next generation of professional body repair technicians.

 

“Our students were blown away, and the shop was filled with smiles. One student mentioned how motivating he finds it to know that industry companies believe in the students enough to donate and invest in our program,” Rosenberg said.

 

To learn more about the Ulster BOCES Auto Collision Technology program, visit www.ulsterboces.org.

 

Source: Ulster BOCES

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