The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) announced a new initiative to help schools whose budgets are being affected by the coronavirus crisis during the next school year.
According to the Foundation, 65% of collision schools surveyed have told CREF that COVID-19 was going to affect their school collision budget next school year. 45% of those said their 2019-2020 budget is already being affected.
Some of the areas that will be affected include:
- Capital Equipment Purchases
- Consumable Purchases
- Safety Equipment
The Foundation’s COVID-19 School Recovery Fund will identify schools that have been impacted by COVID-19 and bring them to the level needed to produce the best entry-level employees. It will also work to connect students at those schools with industry employment in their areas.
Updated: April 17, 2020 2:25 p.m. EDT – New link to online donation form.