Mac Tools has donated $10,000 (total) in tools to six collision school programs through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. The collision school programs that received the product donations had applied for the Education Foundation's 2012 Ultimate Collision Education Makeover grant and noted their specific need for tools within their grant application. Through the Mac Tools product donation, collision school instructors are able to incorporate current model tools and equipment for teaching proper collision repair to students.
The six schools that received the Mac Tools donations include:
- Manhattan Area Technical College (Manhattan, KS)
- Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville (Shelbyville, TN)
- Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES at Ellicottville (Ellicottville, NY)
- Tuscola Technology Center (Caro, MI)
- Madison Area Technical School (Madison, WI)
- Lake Washington Tech College (Kirkland, WA)
Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville director, Ivan Jones said, "The Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville deeply appreciates the generous donation of tools from Mac Tools. With the continued decrease in state appropriations to higher education institutions, this donation allows the TTCS to utilize scarce resources more efficiently. With the additional tools, the learning pace and hands-on learning increases since students do not waste valuable project time waiting tools to become available. This donation directly helps the quality of the Collision Repair Technology program."
Collision Repair Education Foundation Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode noted, "I would like to thank Mac Tools for their annual donation of $10,000 of tools to the Collision Repair Education Foundation and joining in our efforts to support the future professionals of the collision industry. Through the collision school programs participating with our Ultimate Collision Education Makeover school grant we were able to match their specific request for Mac Tools products and fulfill the requests due to the company's generosity."
Winners announced during SEMA Show reception.
Manhattan Area Technical College and Nichols Career Center receive tools.