The tool grant was made available to select high school seniors and post-secondary school students studying collision repair.
The student winners of the 2016 Craftsman Tool Grant include:
A Lay (Ivy Tech Community College, Fort Wayne, IN)
Carlos Rodriguez (Contra Costa College, San Pablo, CA)
Chad Wojcik (Kingwood Park High School, Kingwood, TX)
Chelsea Bonds (Lake Technical College, Eustis, FL)
Darius Redwine (Gadsden State Community College, Anniston, AL)
Jonathon Vaughan (UACCM, Morrilton, AR)
Jose Chairez (Sidney Lanier High School, San Antonio, TX)
Joseph Molnar (Butler Community College, El Dorado, KS)
Marcus Sullivan (College of Western Idaho, Nampa, ID)
Xavier Tisdell (Texas State Technical College, Waco, TX)
"It’s natural for the Craftsman brand to support auto students because it is the nation's most trusted tool brand, and our Craftsman Club Tech Student Discount program offers up to 50 percent off a student's first mechanics' tool set and storage purchase," said Tom Park, president of Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard brands at Sears Holdings. "We're happy to help tech students get their careers started in the right direction while using Craftsman tools."
Industry members interested in working together with CREF in supporting secondary and post-secondary collision repair students, instructors, and their school programs should contact Brandon Eckenrode, director of development, at (847) 463-5244 or Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org. For additional information about Craftsman tools, visit www.craftsman.com.