The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) is gearing up for 2019 spring career fairs after a successful 2018 of connecting new graduates to transportation industries, including collision repair, automotive services, heavy duty auto, and diesel automotive.
In 2018, CREF entered new partnerships with TechForce Foundation and S/P2. Working with these partners allowed CREF to help high school and college students and graduates prepare for the interviews they dream of getting as a result of the fair, facilitate on-site interviews, and play a more active role in employment presentations.
Each career fair hosts upwards of 400 students and a variety of hiring businesses in the transportation industries.
The Foundation is currently planning career fairs on the following dates next spring:
- Miami, FL (2/27)
- Tampa/Orlando, FL (2/28)
- San Antonio, TX (3/6)
- Phoenix, AZ (4/6)
- Atlanta, GA (TBD)
- Chicago, IL (TBD)
- Dallas, TX (TBD)
- Detroit, MI (TBD)
- Houston, TX (TBD)
- Northern VA (TBD)
- Northern and Southern CA (TBD)
CREF will announce additional dates in the new year.
For more information on how to participate in a career fair or establish one in your community, contact Brandon Eckenrode, director of development, at [email protected]