Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) Archives - Tomorrows Technician
FinishMaster, CREF Launch Inaugural PiN MASTER Challenge

Challenge gives collision students across the country an opportunity to showcase their custom painting skills.

New Car Book Raises Funds For Female Collision Students

When industry supporters purchase a copy of “What Cars Say,” a portion of the sale will be donated to a fund for future female technicians.

CREF Thanks Insurers For Donations During COVID-19

CREF is committed to helping schools remain at the cutting-edge of the collision industry by providing both cash grants and product donations.

CCA Pledges To Raise $250K For Carolina Collision Schools

Donations will be collected and organized over the summer, then be distributed to the collision programs when they return for the fall school semester.

BASF Supports Future Technicians Through Donation To Collision Repair Education Foundation

The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) received donations from BASF, including spray guns, paint, materials and equipment with an estimated value of $200,000 that will support multiple automotive refinish programs and students around the country.

CREF Invites Collision Repair Businesses To Sponsor Students’ Work Uniforms

Each local student can be sponsored for $50, which provides the student with a Cintas work shirt and pants. Businesses that sponsor more than 20 uniforms can have their corporate logo featured on a patch on the front of the uniform shirts.

Student Registration Tops 1,000 Mark For First Three Collision Repair Education Foundation Career Fairs Of 2018

For 2018, CREF is partnering with the TechForce Foundation and S/P2 and expanding the career fairs to “transportation students.” Through these partnerships, the events will bring together collision, auto service, heavy-duty and diesel students and will help ensure that attending students have resumes ready for distribution to the participating employers.

Collision Repair Education Foundation Offering Over $200,000 In Grants And Scholarships To Collision Students

The Foundation and its industry supporters offer over $200,000 in grants and scholarships annually, as part of their mission to promote collision repair education and create quality candidates for entry level job opportunities.

Collision Repair Education Foundation Teaming Up With TechForce Foundation, S/P2 On 2018 Transportation Career Fairs

Through the partnerships, the events will bring together collision, auto service, heavy-duty and diesel students, and will help ensure that attending students have resumes ready for distribution to the participating employers.

Collision Repair Education Foundation Announces 2017 Student Of The Year

Rosalinda Pop-Pablo, a high school senior studying collision repair at Lorenzo Walker Technical College in Naples, Fla., is the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s Collision Student of the Year.

Schools With Student Medalists At SkillsUSA Received School Improvement Grants

All of the student medalists in the collision repair technology and automotive refinishing technology competitions at the annual SkillsUSA Championships last month studied at schools that received grants from the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF).

Collision Repair Education Foundation Student Of The Year Chose Collision Repair Over Cosmetology

Michalski has excelled in the collision repair program at Western Area Career & Technology Center – completing the I-CAR Introduction to Collision Repair series – and she now works at a local Chevy dealership.