Hillsborough Community College (HCC) Auto Collision student, Megan Stine, is one of eight students awarded $2,000 in tools through a spring tool grant opportunity with the Collision Repair Education Foundation. The tool grant was made available to select post-secondary students studying in collision repair programs. The winning students were able to select $2,000 (retail value) in tools and equipment from a list of entry-level body tools.
“Gerber Collision & Glass is proud to support these students so that they can obtain the tools needed to be successful at the start of their career in the repair industry. Grants such as this, combined with our apprentice training and development programs allow Gerber to successfully transition students into careers in our company”, said Tim O’Day, President & COO of Gerber Collision & Glass.
The Collision Repair Education Foundation, founded in 1991, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to securing donations that support philanthropic and collision repair education activities that promote and enhance career opportunities in the industry.
Hillsborough Community College serves more than 44,000 students annually at five campuses and three centers throughout Hillsborough County. HCC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.