Collision Repair Education Foundation

Hoffman Estates, IL 60192


About Collision Repair Education Foundation


5125 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
United States

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The mission of the Collision Repair Education Foundation is simple and straight-forward: “To secure donations that support philanthropic and collision repair education activities that promote and enhance career opportunities in the industry.”

But the scope of our endeavor is enormous and complex. We’re committed to partnering with generous donors to fuel the future of the collision industry with bold educational initiatives that will:

  • Foster and make accessible an educational environment of the highest quality for future collision repair technicians.
  • Promote a complement of highly-trained, qualified instructors.
  • Help educational institutions acquire state-of-the-art equipment, tools, and supplies.
  • Mold the collision repair technicians of tomorrow by enhancing educational opportunities for the collision students of today – creating a link between collision repair schools and the businesses that will depend upon their students.
  • Provide the driving force to spearhead a new era of excellence in our industry.

The ultimate goal of the Collision Repair Education Foundation is to create a future in which every entry-level technician hired will have graduated with the necessary skills and understanding of new technology to be well-trained, productive, and efficient employees from day one on the job. We are committed to helping the industry recruit and educate students of the highest caliber, and to increasing graduation rates in training programs. We are committed to making sure that students in every market have access to the very best collision repair education. And, most of all, we are committed to the future of our industry as a highly-skilled, rewarding career choice that provides jobs that won’t be outsourced, enhances the economic well-being of local communities, and saves lives.


Collision & Painting

Collision repair education foundation announces designation program for schools

Feb. 3, 2016
The Collision Repair Education Foundation has created a new designation program called the “Collision School Career Readiness Benchmark”. Under the new program developed by the...
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Employees & Training

Quest Automotive Products donates $280K in paint and abrasives to the collision repair education foundation

Sept. 26, 2014
The products donated by QAP will allow students the opportunity to practice their collision repair and refinishing skills.
Employees & Training

Seidner's Collision Centers contribute $10,000 to the Collision Repair Education Foundation

Feb. 4, 2014
To answer the industry’s need of skilled entry-level technicians, only through industry donations can the Education Foundation provide additional support to these school programs...

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