By Levy Joffrion
Scholarships, Grants Available to Students
Collision students across the United States are encouraged to apply for the $90,000 in available scholarships and grants made possible through the Collision Repair Education Foundation and its supporters.
These spring 2011 opportunities are open to collision students attending career and technical schools and colleges.
Scholarship applications are available for downloading online at the Foundation's website, www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org.
Collision and mechanical students are also urged to apply now through March 31 for 2011 scholarships to be awarded by the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS), a major industry educational event. All net proceeds fund scholarships for students pursuing industry careers.
For more information on GAAS scholarships, go to www.automotivescholarships.com.
ACDC Coming Your Way
Craig Van Batenburg, AAM, CEO of Automotive Career Development Center (ACDC) and an AutoInc. columnist, has hit the road with his mobile hybrid laboratory.
He kicked off the road tour in January, driving his gas/electric Prius from shop to shop in Florida and Georgia.
If you or your shop would like to be part of the 2011 U.S. tour, contact Van Batenburg at (800) 939-7909.
Van Batenburg has been teaching hybrid technology in classrooms for more than 10 years. Now he will be coming to your area in a hybrid loaded with parts and equipment. He will be focusing on advancing your skills in the hybrid segment so that you will feel ready for hybrid repair and service. Although this is an advanced class, beginners are welcome.
A bonus for each student will be receiving "The ACDC Hybrid Technology and Service" book, a $139 value, to take home as a reference guide.
Going Green Paying Off
Being environmentally conscious is paying off for Mason Auto Body Repair in Mason, Mich. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment and the Automotive Service Association of Michigan honored the company recently for its green efforts.
By switching to high-efficiency fluorescent lights, the company sees lower electrical bills, saving $4,000 annually.
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