SCC receives grant funding for repair, refinishing program

Published 10:54 am Friday, February 8, 2019

Stanly Community College s the recipient of a $3,000 Service King Grant Award through the Collision Repair Education Foundation Ultimate Collision Education Makeover Grant Program.

The Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology program at SCC prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, reconstruct and refinish vehicles both before and after a collision.

“Collision repair training programs are facing tremendous budgetary pressure,” said Melissa Marscin, director of operations/administration, Collision Repair Education Foundation. “It is difficult for many to maintain their program at current capabilities, no less invest in increasing their abilities to satisfy the industry’s current and future workforce needs. The Makeover grant program is designed to help collision schools get the much-needed tools, equipment and supplies they could not get otherwise and increase their capabilities. For the third year in a row, every school that applied received some level of support through both grants and in-kind donations.”

Sean Huurman, chief human resources officer, Service King Collision Repair Centers, added: “As a collision repair provider, it is important for us to support programs like this and give back to the community. We are grateful for Stanly Community College and the Collision Repair Education Foundation for their growing investment and commitment to building collision repair programs that ultimately lead to new job opportunities for the next generation of technicians and building the future of our industry.”

SCC’s program director thanked the foundation and Service King for the support.

“Our success is attributed to the support our educational partners provide, and I am extremely grateful to have others believe and invest in our students,” said Billy Huneycutt, SCC program director, Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology.

Graduates of the Collision Repair and Refinishing program at SCC have received training to enter the workforce as entry-level technicians in the collision repair and refinishing industry; additionally they will be prepared to take industry third-party credentials, which correspond with program and industry standards.

Students completing the CRRT program will have the opportunity to earn the following I-CAR certifications in I-CAR ProLevel 1/Non-Structural Technician and I-CAR ProLevel 1/Refinish Technician.

The I-CAR Professional Development Program is an industry-recognized program for training collision repair professionals in essential role-relevant knowledge and skills.