Collision Repair Education Foundation Announces 2020 Career Fair Schedule




To continue its efforts of being the industry’s leader in connecting students with employers, the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) announced their 2020 high school and college transportation student career fair schedule, which will include events being held in at least the top 25 markets nationwide that employ technicians. CREF will be collaborating with industry associations, public facing Auto Shows, and other events that already bring together hundreds to thousands of local collision, mechanical, and other transportation program students.

The current 2020 high school & college transportation student career fair event schedule includes: 

Spring 2020

  • Pittsburgh, PA (1/24)* – 700+ students anticipated
  • Indianapolis, IN (2/7)* – 250+ students anticipated
  • Kansas City, KS (2/21)* – 600+ students anticipated
  • Chicago, IL (3/6)* – 1,000+ students anticipated
  • Oklahoma City, OK (3/6) – 300+ students anticipated (Held in conjunction with the Oklahoma City Auto Show)
  • Salt Lake City, UT (3/13)* – 500+ students anticipated
  • Boston, MA (3/20)* – 600+ students anticipated
  • New York, NY (4/2) – 250+ students anticipated
  • Denver, CO (4/3) – 300+ students anticipated (Held in conjunction with the Denver Auto Show)
  • Orlando/ Tampa Bay, FL (4/9) – 500+ students anticipated
  • Atlanta, GA (4/21) – 250+ students anticipated
  • North & South Carolina (4/30) – 400+ students anticipated (Held in conjunction with the Carolina’s Auto Body Conference Trade Show)
  • Philadelphia, PA (5/7) – 250+ students anticipated
  • San Antonio, TX – TBD – 300+ students anticipated
  • All Connecticut – TBD – 300+ students anticipated

* Held in conjunction with the AutoRama/ World of Wheels Student Day event.

 

Fall 2020

  • St. Louis, MO (10/2) – 600+ students anticipated
  • Detroit, MI (10/14-10/15) – 700+ students anticipated
  • Southern California – TBD – 200+ students anticipated
  • Northern California – TBD – 200+ students anticipated
  • Dallas, TX – TBD – 250+ students anticipated
  • Houston, TX – TBD – 300+ students anticipated
  • Seattle, WA – TBD – 250+ students anticipated
  • Miami, FL – TBD – 300+ students anticipated
  • Washington D.C. / Baltimore – TBD – 200+ students anticipated

 

Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode noted, “These events are unique opportunities for dealers, service managers, collision centers, and others to meet hundreds of future transportation industry professionals. Tool and equipment companies have also taken advantage of these events for brand awareness through product demonstrations and sponsoring the event’s student technician shirts. We invite the transportation industry to join in helping to showcase the many different career paths available to attending students.”

Industry members interested in participating at one of the Collision Repair Education Foundation career fair events should contact Tiffany Bulak, Development and Marketing Coordinator, at 847-586-5332 or Tiffany.Bulak@ed-foundation.org.

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