We’re so happy to hear that one of our local automotive tech schools won big recently. At Anderson Behel, San Jose’s best body shop for automotive repairs, we support our local tech schools and believe in the future of the collision industry.
And that’s why we’re tipping our hats here at Anderson Behel to Contra Costa College’s auto tech program and its amazing leader, Peter Lock. Contra Costa College in San Pablo, CA recently received the 2013 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover $50,000 School Grant.
The grant was sponsored by AAA of Northern California and The Collision Repair Education Foundation’s 2013 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover school grant winners were announced at the organization’s 2nd annual industry reception held during the SEMA show in Las Vegas where over $250,000 in grants were awarded. Over 125 high school and college collision school programs from across the country applied for this grant and each of the 2013 winning schools will have their $50,000 wish list fulfilled through the Collision Repair Education Foundation and industry donors/supporters.
In addition to the two Makeover grants that were provided by the Education Foundation, two additional Makeover grants were sponsored through AAA Northern California and the Atlanta I-CAR Volunteer Committee.
The goal of the Ultimate Collision Education Makeover grant is to honor a school that has been doing an outstanding job in educating students in collision repair, but needs some financial assistance to improve their program’s teaching materials and equipment. With strained school budgets, the Education Foundation and industry supporters have the opportunity to bridge the program’s financial gap and to make a difference in the lives of the students studying collision repair. As part of the Makeover grant application, schools provide an itemized wish list which can include any tools, supplies, and equipment that are needed by the collision program. The Collision Repair Education Foundation, founded in 1991, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to securing donations that support philanthropic and collision repair education activities that promote and enhance career opportunities in the industry.