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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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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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
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Airport High School is an innovative community dedicated to empowering learners to become world-class citizens, contributing within and beyond their communities.
Phone
803-822-5600
Address
1315 Boston Avenue, West Columbia, SC, USA
29170
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At Albany Technical College, you can earn the education you need to enter a rewarding career in an in-demand profession or transfer toward an advanced degree.
Phone
229-299-4958
Address
1704 South Slappey Blvd, Albany, GA, USA
31701
Short Description
At Alfred E. Smith Career and Technical Education High School, their mission is to provide their students with the skills necessary to become successful learners for further education and career exploration in the Graphic Design and Automotive Industry by integrating rigorous classroom instruction with relevant, work-based experiences.
Phone
718-993-5000
Address
333. E. 151st Street, Bronx, NY, USA
10451
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With hands-on learning, Alfred State College can launch your career. Alfred State is the #1 SUNY regional college in US News rankings. Located in scenic Western New York outside Buffalo, ASC attracts students from across the state, New York City, Pennsylvania, and the world.  –– Choose your career path with a bachelor, associate, or online degree.
Phone
607-587-3122
Address
2530 River Road, Wellsville, NY, USA
14895
Short Description
Allan Hancock College is a California public community college located in northern Santa Barbara County. The college is ranked as one of the five best community colleges in California and one of the top 120 community colleges in the nation.
Phone
805-922-6966 X3335
Address
800 South College Drive, Santa Maria, CA , USA
93454
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Allen Thornton Career Technical Center is committed to provide rigorous programs of study that give Lauderdale County students opportunities to support academic knowledge and acquire technical and employability skills needed to be college and career-ready.
Phone
256-757-2101
Address
7275 Highway 72 , Killen, AL, USA
35645
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Amarillo College delivers Associate Degree and Certificate programs that enrich lives, inspire success, and provide an outstanding academic foundation. 
Phone
806-335-4374
Address
1310 F Avenue, Amarillo, TX, USA
79111
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American River College offers a large selection of academic and career-oriented associate degrees and programs designed to prepare students to enter the workforce or transfer to complete their bachelor's degree.
Phone
916-484-8354
Address
10150 Missile Way Mather, CA, USA
95655
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The mission of Anderson I & II Career and Technology Center is to prepare students for successful careers and post-secondary education through quality instruction.
Phone
864-847-4121 X2213
Address
702 Belton Hwy, Williamston, SC, USA
29697

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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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