"The grants that were awarded this fall have a direct impact on the future of our industry," said Chair of the CIAI Advisory Council Kate Lawrence. "These grants will be used to enable students to better prepare for a career in the collision repair industry and excite them about the future."
The CIAI program, whose mission is to be a tool for aiding in the growth, advancement and perception of the collision industry in North America meets twice a year to review requests. The CIAI Advisory Council will meet again in the spring of 2007.
Department Chair of Automotive Services at Contra Costa College, Peter Lock said, "With the technician shortage the way it is today, its great to see an organization like Akzo Nobel that is committed to the future. Programs like these show the general public how companies like Akzo Nobel are committed to giving back to our communities.