TCC receives $5K grant for collision repair program 

Published 7:30 pm Thursday, November 17, 2022

Tidewater Community College’s Collision Repair program received a $5,000 grant from Caliber Collision through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. The grant was part of the Benchmark grant funding through CREF.

TCC is one of three schools to receive grants from Caliber to help elevate the skills of graduates, according to a news release. The funds will be used to purchase new tools, ensuring that students are training using the same state-of-the-art equipment that is used in industry.

TCC’s collision repair program prepares students for entry-level positions in non-structural repair and refinishing. Coursework covers panel replacement and alignment, glass replacement, dent repair, plastic and composite repair, vehicle preparation and paint defect diagnosis.

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Upon completion of the program, Students earn their Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) certifications for Pro Level 1 and 2 in Non-Structural Repair and Pro Level 1 and 2 in Refinishing.

TCC’s program is supported by the Hampton Roads Autobody Association.