Caliber Influences Future Collision Repair Engineer Leaders, Partners with TechForce Foundation and Learning Undefeated to Reach Students – GlobeNewswire | CarTailz

LEWISVILLE, TX, Nov. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LEWISVILLE, TEXAS (Nov. 14, 2022) The Caliber family of brands, including Caliber Collision, alongside Caliber Auto Care and Caliber Auto Glass, highlights its Technician Apprentice Program ( TAP) and partnering with two national nonprofits, TechForce Foundation® and Learning Undefeated, both dedicated to engineering talent development and creating unique STEM experiences for students from underfunded communities. STEM education is an educational approach that focuses on one or more of the four disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This collaboration includes a pilot program that provides hands-on experience and introduces Caliber, TAP, and career opportunities to high school students in Maryland and Texas that allow students to leverage the latest technology in the collision repair industry.

The pilot program runs from October to December and includes both after-school and weekend events. Combining the resources of Learning Undefeated’s Caliber Collision Centers and Mobile eXploration Lab (MXLab), students receive guided tours, one-on-one demonstrations, and interact with experienced Caliber bodywork technicians in a live shop environment. In addition, students learn about the Caliber Technician Apprentice Program (TAP) and participate in fun car-related activities such as: B. timed assembly challenges, remote control car races and more.

“At Caliber, we are committed to inspiring all teammates to reach their full potential. Through our Technician Apprentice Program, we are influencing the next generation of body technicians, helping students achieve their goals and uncover career opportunities within Caliber’s supportive culture that they may not have previously considered,” said Caliber President and CEO Mark Sanders. “We’re excited to leverage this partnership to bring Caliber and TAP to even more students, teachers and parents.”

“This partnership is a great opportunity to leverage the expertise of our complementary nonprofit organizations along with Caliber’s commitment to people development,” said Jennifer Maher, CEO of TechForce. “By sharing our techforce.org platform to empower and engage students, we are introducing them to rewarding careers in collision repair while making a lasting impression on our communities.”

“There is power in numbers and this partnership will benefit thousands of students,” said Brian Gaines, CEO of Learning Undefeated. “Hands-on learning experiences help open students’ eyes to career opportunities and inspire enthusiasm for the high-demand field of collision repair.”

About caliber

Founded in 1997, the Caliber portfolio of brands has grown to more than 1,500 centers nationwide and offers a full line of ancillary automotive services including Caliber Collision, the nation’s largest provider of auto collision repairs in 40 states, Caliber Auto Care for mechanical repairs and quick oil change services, and Caliber Auto Glass for glass repair and replacement.

Caliber was the only company of its kind to be included in Forbes’ 2021 list of America’s Best Large Employers, an award given to companies with high levels of employee satisfaction. Caliber was also the only automotive services provider to receive an Inc. 2021 Best in Business gold medal in the Extra Large Company (500+ employees) category, which recognizes Caliber for doing everything we can to make a positive impact .

With the goal of “Restoring the Rhythm of Your Life®”, Caliber’s more than 25,000 teammates are committed to getting customers back on the road safely – and back into the rhythm of their lives. Caliber strives to provide an outstanding customer experience and continues to rank among the highest customer satisfaction scores in the industry. Learn more about caliber at caliber.com.

About the TechForce Foundation

The TechForce Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to guide all students to and through their education and careers as professional technicians. TechForce supports the engineering workforce by providing more than $1.5 million annually in scholarships and grants to financially disadvantaged students; changes perceptions of this evolving “new” STEM career; and offers local career exploration and people development programs. TechForce’s online social network of students, working technicians, educators, employers, industry professionals, and enthusiasts dedicated to advancing the tech workforce is the channel through which the charity promotes its free resources, programs, and career centers to benefit budding techs provides. Visit techforce.org for more information. Follow us on TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About learning undefeated

Learning Undefeated advances racial and gender justice in STEM through experiential and deep learning experiences for students from underfunded communities. Best known for its fleet of traveling STEM labs, Learning Undefeated’s flagship STEM education program has prepared more than 1.3 million K-12 students for STEM careers since 2003 through hands-on exploration of content, play-based Learning, summer camps and talent development programs. In 2022, Learning Undefeated’s shipping container-based Drop Anywhere Lab won the Best of STEM Awards in the Social Impact: Promoting Diversity, Equity & Inclusion category. Learning Undefeated also runs several other famous STEM educational programs, including custom curriculum development and STEM disaster recovery training. Visit learningundefeated.org or follow us on social media @LearningUNDFTD.

  • Caliber, TechForce and Learning Undefeated join forces to bring the automotive technology industry to local students

  • Caliber Teammates provide hands-on experience


        

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