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RTC collision repair class receives grant

Submitted photo The collision repair class at Randolph Technical Center has been awarded a $3,000 I-CAR Hertz grant from the Collision Repair Education Foundation.

ELKINS — The collision repair class at Randolph Technical Center has been awarded a $3,000 I-CAR Hertz grant from the Collision Repair Education Foundation.

The foundation awards more than $500,000 in school grants that are supported by donations from industry companies and local I-CAR committee fundraising activities.

The goal of the grants is to honor schools that have been doing an outstanding job in educating students in collision repair, but need some financial assistance to improve their program’s teaching materials and equipment.

Randolph Technical Center Collision Repair instructor, Jim Harman, along with students and advisers, diligently worked on completing the application for approximately 3 months. The class also created and submitted a video to the foundation which demonstrated how and why they would benefit from a grant.

Winners were chosen based on the number of hours of student training and with the prerequisite that all students must be certified in I-CAR. Grants were awarded in November and Harman plans to purchase safety equipment, hand tools and shop equipment.

“Having new tools and equipment is always safer and more efficient,” stated Harman.

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