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Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:09

Transportation Career Fair in Denver To Raise Awareness of Collision Industry Employment Needs


The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) will be hosting a two-day career fair from March 29--30 in collaboration with the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA).


The career fair will be held during the Denver Auto Show at the Colorado Convention Center. Auto dealers and collision professionals will have a chance to present career opportunities to students training for a transportation career and other attendees.


“Hosting the career fair at the Denver Auto Show offers the collision industry an important opportunity,” said Brandon Eckenrode, director of development at CREF. “Not only can students connect with prospective employers, but sponsoring businesses in collision repair can shine a light on industry issues like the technician shortage with an audience made up of the general public.”


The career fair will be held during the Denver Auto Show Friday, March 29 from 2--7 p.m. and Saturday, March 30 from 10 a.m.--3 p.m. at the Colorado Convention Center, located at 700 14th St. in Denver.


During the career fair, auto show attendees and the anticipated 400+ high school and college student attendees will have the opportunity to learn about career opportunities from participating sponsors and connect with potential employers.


“Partnering with CREF was an opportunity for CADA to offer Colorado’s tech students additional career choices,” said Kim Jackson, marketing and communications director at CADA.


Career fair employers can choose one of three sponsorship tiers to showcase the various career paths available to partners, students and families who attend the auto show.


The Foundation is aiming to recruit 20 collision repair industry employers or representative companies to be table sponsors. CADA is also aiming to recruit 20 table sponsors, most of which will be auto dealers.


“New car dealers are painfully aware of the auto technician shortage in their bays,” said Jackson. “As baby boomers continue to retire in droves and vehicles become more technologically advanced, the demand for today’s well-trained automotive technician is high.”


Sponsor Information


The 20 CREF and 20 CADA table sponsors will each have a 10’x10’ booth, an 8-foot draped table, two chairs, electrical connections, WiFi, its company name on the passport and a copy of the student registration list. Investment: $1,500.

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