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Four Collision Schools Awarded GEICO Grants Through CREF at SEMA

Written by Collision Repair Education Foundation

The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced the winners of GEICO’s collision school grants for 2014:

  • Hillsborough Community College (Tampa, Fla.)

  • Norwalk High School (Norwalk, Calif.)

  • Texas State Technical College (Waco, Texas)

  • Wilson Tech (Dix Hills, N.Y.)

Each of the winning schools applied for a grant from the Ultimate Collision Education Makeover program, and each will receive $6,750 to purchase items off their collision tool, equipment and supply wish list from their application.

The winners were named Nov. 4 at the Education Foundation’s industry reception held at SEMA 2014.

“GEICO recognizes that the collision repair industry needs highly-qualified, well-trained and knowledgeable technicians to repair today’s car” said Bill DeGrocco, assistant vice president at GEICO. “It is our pleasure to be able to support these schools with a Makeover Grant.”

Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Grant Programs Melissa Marscin noted, “We would like to thank GEICO for their continued efforts in providing school grants and student scholarships through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. These grants go a long way to supplement collision school programs and help school instructors provide the best technical education possible for their students.”

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