CREF Invites Collision Industry to Student Career Fairs in Fall

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The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) invites industry companies to participate in its Fall 2022 High School and College Student Career Fairs scheduled across the country to provide employers with the opportunity to make acquaintance with thousands of new industry professionals.

“CREF Career Fairs provide a unique opportunity for collision industry employers to connect with hundreds of students who have been trained for entry-level positions and are ready to begin their careers,” said said Tiffany Bulak, program manager at CREF. “Engaging with future professionals in the transportation industry is vital for all segments of the industry – collision centers, dealerships and even paint, tooling and equipment companies – as a way to generate brand awareness. branding for the company but most importantly, to showcase the diverse career paths available to the students in attendance.

The fall 2022 high school and college student job fair schedule is as follows:

October 4: 3M Headquarters (Saint Paul, Minn.)

November 9: Kingwood Park High School (Houston, Texas)

November 10: Collin College (Dallas, Texas)

December 6: Suburban Showcase Conference Center (Detroit, Michigan)

To complement physical career fair events and ensure that CREF helps connect students with employers across the country, CREF also maintains an electronic database of student CVs with the contact details of over 600 colliding students.

If you are interested in attending any of the events listed above or working with CREF to plan a career fair in your market, contact Tiffany Bulak at [email protected].

Can’t attend a job fair, but still can’t wait to get your company name out to new techs? Support local high school and college students by sponsoring work uniforms to ensure the future workforce recognizes the value of looking professional. For a donation of just $50 per student, companies can provide students with a brand new Cintas technician shirt (with your logo), work pants and a safety kit. E-mail [email protected] to learn more.

Industry members interested in getting involved and supporting CREF’s efforts to assist secondary and post-secondary collision repair training programs should contact Brandon Eckenrode, CREF’s Executive Director, at (312) 231-0258 or [email protected]. Cash donations can be made on line.