RICHLAND, WA — The National Auto Body Council (NABC) said it intends to raise $50,000 for SkillsUSA, a national organization serving more than 264,000 high school and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled and service occupations.
Approved during the council’s recent meeting in Washington, DC, NABC Executive Director Chuck Sulkala said the funds raised will be used to send two collision repair students to the World Skills Competition held May 26 – 29, 2005 in Helsinki, Finland. The two competitors, one collision repair, and the other refinish, will be selected from the winners of the 2003 and 2004 National SkillsUSA Competition that was held in Kansas City.
The council will solicit funding at three separate levels. The group said it hopes to raise $30,000 in major corporate donations from companies actively involved in manufacturing materials and equipment used in automotive refinish and repair. In addition, they hope to raise $10,000 from other organizations, such as insurers, which have a vested interest in promoting the quality of the total collision repair process. They hope to raise an additional $10,000 at the grass roots level, with donations from such businesses as repair facilities and appraisal offices.
For further information about the SkillsUSA program or the World Skills Competition, visit: www.skillsusa.org their websites at and www.worldskills.org .
To learn about the National Auto Body Council or contribute to the SkillsUSA team, visit: www.autobodycouncil.org.
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