Audatex, A Solera company, is looking to help enhance the future of the automotive collision repair industry by offering a $25,000 matching grant to provide one California school’s collision program with an Ultimate Collision Education Makeover through the Collision Repair Education Foundation this fall which will fulfill the program’s $50,000 wish-list. Audatex will match individual and business tax-deductible donations to the Education Foundation (up to $25,000) and a California secondary or post-secondary school’s collision program will be selected from the applicants of the Foundation’s 2011 Makeover school grant. Funding of Audatex’s California matching grant is part of the $100,000 donation to the Collision Repair Education Foundation in 2010 by Solera and their CEO Tony Aquila, the largest cash donation ever received by the not-for-profit organization.
Since 2009 the Collision Repair Education Foundation has offered their annual Ultimate Collision Education Makeover school grant where one secondary or post-secondary school’s collision program is selected nationwide. Over the past two years, over 80 schools have applied for this grant and through this support opportunity, collision students’ education has been enhanced in order to be productive, efficient, and capable future professionals of the inter-industry. Both the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s annual Makeover grant winner and Audatex’s California winning school will be announced during SEMA 2011 this fall in Las Vegas.