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Hoffman Estates, IL– March 17, 2017 – The PPG Foundation has provided $20,000 in funding for the Collision Repair Education Foundation that would be awarded to students who have demonstrated a career interest in automotive repair and refinish. The scholarships, $5,000 each, are awarded annually to full-time students attending a post-secondary school with a focus on degree programs in collision repair. The funds may be used to assist the students with educational expenses as tuition, books, tools, and equipment. Scholarship award winners will be announced later this spring.
Domenic Brusco, PPG Automotive Sr. Manager, MVP Business Solutions & Industry Relations noted, “We proudly support the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s efforts in assisting the future professionals of the collision industry. Now more than ever do we need to showcase this industry as a viable career option for students and through these scholarships, we can help remove some of the financial barriers they face during their technical education.”
Industry members interested in working together with the Collision Repair Education Foundation in supporting secondary and post-secondary collision repair students, instructors, and their school programs should contact Director of Development, Brandon Eckenrode at 847.463.5244 or Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org.
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The PPG Foundation aims to bring color and brightness to PPG communities in the United States. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovator in industries related to coatings and specialty materials. Plus, we empower PPG employees to make an impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com and follow @PPG_Communities on Twitter.
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The Collision Repair Education Foundation, founded in 1991, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to securing donations that support philanthropic and collision repair education activities that promote and enhance career opportunities in the industry. For information on how to donate to programs supported by the Education Foundation visit us on the Internet at: www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org.