Automotive Industry Leaders Enterprise and Ford Partner to Expand Collision Engineering Program


Industry Partnership Addresses Nationwide Crash Tech Shortage, Opens Program’s Seventh U.S. School

st.Lewis, January 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Enterprise Holdings, through the Enterprise Holdings Foundation, today announced a strategic partnership with Ford Motor Company Fund to support the growth of its industry-leading Collision Engineering Program (CEP).New Industry Partnership Expands CEP to New Universities and Partners with Enterprise Holdings Foundation Ranken National College of Technologyto attract and develop entry-level talent to play key roles in the collision repair industry.

The Ford Fund provides scholarships to CEP students to prevent barriers to student academic success. Ford Foundation support will also fund school facilities such as program start-up costs, instructor training, lab materials, and new school toolkits, uniforms, PPE, certification, tuition assistance, assessments, and Provide students with access to other student-focused resources.

“This is an exciting time to support students pursuing careers in crash engineering.” Mike Schmidt, Director of Economic Liquidity, Ford Motor Company Fund. “As the automotive industry evolves rapidly, the need for bright minds with a passion for a technical career grows every day. We can make a big impact and drive progress.”

According to the TechForce Foundation, a national public charity, more than 110,000 new crash technicians will be needed between 2022 and 2026, and the CEP has been designed in partnership with the automotive industry to bring together schools and the industry. leaders to work together to build a new generation of advanced technology. Skilled, motivated and passionate crash repair specialist. Throughout the program, students will learn both in the classroom and in a state-of-the-art crash engineering facility, with industry experts providing hands-on education as students work towards their associate’s degree.

“Broad industry support is essential to addressing the labor shortage and skills gap and ensuring the success of our crash engineering program.” Mary Mahoney, Vice President of Enterprise Holdings. “As a leader in the automotive industry, we are committed to addressing these challenges with our partners. We will help address this ongoing industry challenge.”

CEP also partners with the TechForce Foundation to help manage Ford Endowment scholarships for students enrolled in the program.

“This collaboration will enable even more students with a passion for crash engineering to pursue their dreams.” Jennifer Ma, Executive Director of the TechForce Foundation. “Today’s cars are computers on wheels and the technology is advancing rapidly. We need highly skilled technicians (engineers) and TechForce is proud to partner with CEP and Ford Fund to manage the Ford Fund Scholarship.”

The program is currently being implemented in six schools across the United States. Ranken National College of Technology of St. Louis, Missouri; College of Lake County of grays lake, illinois; Contra Costa College of saint paul, california; Collin College of Allen, Texas; Texas State Technical College in Waco, texas; When Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, NebraskaA seventh school to open with Ford Foundation support is expected to be announced in the coming months.

For more information on the collision engineering program, please visit www.beacollisionengineer.com.

About Enterprise Holdings

Enterprise Holdings, Inc. is a leading provider of mobility solutions, owning and operating the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands through an integrated global network of independent regional subsidiaries. Enterprise Holdings and its affiliates provide a wide range of car rentals, car sharing, truck rentals, fleet management, retail vehicle sales, and travel management and other transportation services to make travel easier and more convenient for customers.privately held by taylor the family of St. Louis, MissouriEnterprise Holdings manages a diverse fleet of over 2.1 million vehicles through a network of neighborhood and airport rental locations with over 10,000 staff in over 90 countries and territories.

About the Ford Motor Company Fund

As the philanthropic arm of an automaker, the Ford Motor Company Fund has been supporting local communities for more than 70 years. Working with nonprofits, community partners, and across the Ford Network in the United States and 43 countries, the Ford Fund provides resources and opportunities to advance racial equality and enable people to reach their highest potential. offers. Since 1949, Ford and the Ford Fund have $2.2 billion In initiatives that ensure basic needs are met, provide access to essential services, provide tools to build new skill sets, and pave the way for quality work.

About Techforce Foundation

The TechForce Foundation is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that every student is educated, educated, and has a career as a professional technician. TechForce strengthens the tech workforce by providing over $1.5 million in scholarships and grants annually to economically disadvantaged students. This evolving “New Collar” changes perceptions of her STEM career. We offer local career exploration and workforce development programs. TechForce’s online social network of TechForce students, practicing engineers, instructors, employers, industry professionals, and enthusiasts passionate about advocating for the tech workforce is for aspiring techs. A conduit for charities to provide free resources, programs, and career hubs to For more information, visit techforce.org. TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, twitter and LinkedIn.

SOURCE Enterprise Holdings Co., Ltd.




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