Collision Engineering program expands to Southeast

Enterprise Holding’s Collision Engineering Program (CEP) is poised to expand into the Southeast next month, signifying a significant milestone in its journey. Jointly established by the Enterprise Holdings Foundation and Ranken Technical College, CEP is designed to address the growing demand for collision technicians, with projections estimating over 110,000 job openings by 2027. This innovative two-year program integrates classroom instruction with practical, paid apprenticeships within collision repair facilities. Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, North Carolina, will spearhead the introduction of CEP in the region, with strong support from Brian Garner, Chair of the Transportation Department, who became inspired to embrace the program following its presentation at a Southeast Collision Conference.

One of the distinctive features of CEP lies in its apprenticeship model, which has garnered widespread recognition for its effectiveness in bridging the gap between academic learning and industry demands. Garner underscores the importance of this model, highlighting its ability to align students with the specific needs of automotive repair shops, sentiments echoed by Molly Mahoney of Collision Engineering. With plans underway for potential expansion into states such as Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia, the success of CEP at Sandhills represents a promising step towards transforming technician training on a national scale.

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