In February 2014, Carubba Collision Corp., based in Buffalo, NY, donated $22,000-worth of automotive paint to the Erie 1 Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) Automotive Collision Repair program.
The Erie 1 BOCES Automotive Collision Repair program is a technical education initiative for high school and adult students that is offered through 19 local school districts in western New York and covers the complete process of auto body restoration, including metal straightening, glass and panel replacement, fiberglass repair, painting preparation, and finishing techniques.
Joe Carubba, president and CEO of Carubba Collision, currently serves on the Erie 1 BOCES advisory board. Randy Pinkowski, corporate trainer and safety officer for Carubba Collision, is also an active member on an Erie 1 BOCES advisory committee.
Carubba Collision said that roughly 100 high school and adult students will gain additional hands-on learning opportunities as a result of the paint donation.