Toronto, Ontario — Audatex, a Solera Company has donated more than US$2 million worth of software subscriptions to schools offering collision repair training programs–and the funds are available to schools both in the United States and Canada.
The donation is in partnership with the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) and serves as part of an initiative to train future repair workers on the same software used in collision repair facilities. As of now, the two groups have brought Audatex software to upwards of 300 collision repair programs across 41 states in the U.S.
“We are proud to partner with organizations like CREF to invest in the future of the automotive repair industry and create innovative opportunities for hands-on learning using our industry-leading technology,” said Don Mikrut, the vice president of service, parts, and eCommerce at Solera.
Audatex also donated $25,000 in an effort to support collision repair students. The funds come after a five-year commitment the company made in 2018 to ensure industry training programs were provided the tools and equipment needed to run.
The collaboration between Audatex and the CREF is part of the Audatex Educational Institutions Program, which, along with the software subscriptions, provides schools with online courses with a focus on I-CAR certification and CEUs.
Schools in the U.S. and Canada looking to qualify for the Audatex Educational Institutions Programs can complete the Educational Institutions Program contact form at Audatex’s site.