Schools & Grants

committed to SUPPORTING SCHOOLS AND

PROMOTING excellence in collision education

Seeking funding?

Our school grants empower collision repair schools with access to the latest tools, equipment, and supplies, enriching the learning environment.

Start your grant journey by completing our yearly survey, which enables us to identify areas where our support can be most effective. We offer cash grants, and in-kind donations of advanced tools, equipment, and resources.

Benchmark Grant Application

Benchmark Grants are live and close June 28th, 2024

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Please note: You must login/sign uP TO THE NEW CREF PORTAL TO ACCESS ALL school survey & BENCHMARK GRANT applications.

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The goal of the Benchmark grants is to honor schools that have been doing an outstanding job in educating students in collision repair, but need some financial assistance to improve their program’s teaching materials and equipment.

With strained school budgets, we are honored to have the opportunity to bridge the program’s financial gap and to make a difference in the lives of the students studying collision repair.

The winners are selected by a Volunteer Selection Committee composed of industry members and announced at SEMA.

Applicant must meet one of the following requirements

1.) Must be a collision repair program

2.) Must fill out the Annual School Solutions Survey

There are 5 different award categories that we provide through our Benchmark grants.

1.) Attraction/Recruitment: Highlight efforts your school is making to attract and recruit students and new talent into your program and therefore into the collision repair industry. How will this grant assist you in attracting more students to your program?

2.) Program Maintenance: Explain the equipment and/or training you and your school needs to keep the program a viable option for the demands of preparing collision repair professionals. How will this grant help you maintain a successful program?

3.) Program Additions: Explain what tools and/or equipment will bring your school closer to meeting the next Benchmark Tier. How will this grant help you to meet the next available tier? Learn more about Benchmark Tiers here

4.) Employment: Highlight how you are making the connection between your program and the employers in your area. How are you assisting your students in becoming more employable? How will this grant increase student employability?

5.) Wildcard: Fueling Innovation Grant: Highlight the exciting, new, innovative ways you and/or your program are training our generation. Or- what great idea do you have that with this grant you can create innovation at your school, or in your program?

Collision School Career Readiness Benchmark – Tiers Explained

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JOBS COME FROM INDUSTRY RELATIONSHIPS
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OFFER JOB PLACEMENT WHILE STILL IN SCHOOL
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OF WAGES ROSE FOR TECHNICIANS WITHIN THE LAST YEAR

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Short Description
A. W. Beattie Career Center offers 20 programs to provide students an educational experience to be college and career-ready after high school graduation. The programs fulfill elective credit requirements for 10th, 11th and 12th grade students.
Phone
412-847-1942
Address
9600 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA, USA
15101
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A.I. Prince Technical High School has state-of-the-art classrooms, the latest instructional technology and industry-standard equipment in every shop to give students a well-rounded, 21st century education. At Prince Technical High School, students succeed in whichever path they choose. Students are immersed in college prep academics and can choose from 13 different career fields. In addition, Prince Tech serves adult education students with a variety apprentice courses.
Phone
860-951-7112 X5509
Address
401 Flatbush Avenue, Hartford, CT, USA
06106
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Abram Friedman Occupational Center is committed to providing its diverse student population the academic, technical and life skills needed for personal growth and/or economical potential.
Phone
213-765-2400
Address
1646 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA, USA
90015
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The Mission of the Academies of Loudoun is to empower students to explore, research, collaborate, innovate, and to make meaningful contributions to the world in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Phone
571-252-1980
Address
42075 Loudoun Academy Drive, Leesburg, VA, USA
21076
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Academy for Careers and Technology is helping all students develop world class skills and life and career characteristics of the Profile of the SC Graduate by providing a safe, caring, and academically challenging learning environment.
Phone
843-423-1941
Address
2697 East Highway 76, Mullins, SC, USA
29574
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The Academy of Careers and Technology (ACT), is located in Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia! Their center is a career and technical education institution serving the students from all four of Raleigh County's high schools (Independence, Liberty, Shady Spring, and Woodrow Wilson). They offer a broad spectrum of innovative and challenging technical programs that provide both secondary and adult students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the ever-changing world of work and/or post-secondary education.
Phone
304-256-4615
Address
390 Stanaford Road, Beckley, WV, USA
25801
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Short Description
Located just north of downtown Denver lies the community of Commerce City, most noted for its rich mix of cultures, heritage, history and traditions. The 33,000-resident community is served by the Adams 14 School District and caters to the historic neighborhoods in the community.
Phone
303-289-3111
Address
7200 Quebec Street, Commerce City, CO, USA
80022
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Adams Friendship High School is located in Friendship, WI and is dedicated to Preparing Students to Perform for Life.n
Phone
608-339-3213
Address
201 W. 6th Street, Friendship, WI, USA
53934
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Our mission is to provide a relevant and rigorous educational training experience for our students in order to prepare them to successfully transition to postsecondary education or gainful employment. The ACE Center at Highland Springs offers industry standard certifications/licenses and college dual enrollment options in many of our programs that make our students immediately marketable in the industry.
Phone
804-328-4075
Address
100 Tech Drive, Highland Springs, VA, USA
23075
Short Description
As a two-year public college with multiple locations in Northern Colorado, Aims Community College recognizes the important role it plays in each students academic and career success. By creating a thriving community built around inclusion and educational opportunity, the goal is for each student to receive an empowered experience that will prepare them for a successful future.
Phone
970-330-8008
Address
5401 West 20th Street, Greeley, CO, USA
80634

Locate and confirm your school is listed on our school locator.

How to apply?

Our school grants enable collision schools to obtain the most up-to-date tools, equipment, and supplies to enhance the educational experience.

Start by filling out our annual survey, which will help us identify ways we can support you.

We’re here to help schools remain at the cutting edge of the collision industry by providing both cash grants and in-kind product donations, which includes the School Benchmark Grant, repair information software, and numerous product donation opportunities available throughout the year.

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