The fundraiser, co-hosted by PPG Automotive Finishes, was held on July 19 at the Edgewood Country Club in Pittsburgh.
Quarter panels will be distributed to more than 100 schools, immediately impacting more than 3,000 students by allowing them to practice skills.
Susan Bock’s journey serves as an inspiring example of the heights that can be reached with a desire to grow.
The committee of seven industry professionals will work to support the industry through engagement with collision schools and students.
CREF announced Operative Talent, a car rebuild fundraising initiative with the goal of addressing the collision industry’s aging workforce by highlighting collision repair as a viable career path.
The Collision School Career Readiness Benchmark Grants recognize schools that excel at educating students in collision repair, but due to strained school budgets, the programs require additional financial assistance.
Art Meets Automotive offers students a chance to showcase their creativity by designing and creating a project using their favorite skillset: painting, sculpting, welding or a combination of them all.