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Industry Coalition Donates Automotive Software to Penn College

A triumvirate of industry leaders has included Pennsylvania College of Technology among the institutions to which it will donate collision repair and estimating software.

Under the agreement, recently announced by CCC Information Services Inc., MOTOR Information Systems and the I-CAR Education Foundation, Penn College will receive the CCC ONE Total Repair Platform and MOTOR collision estimating data. The college’s eligibility was determined by an annual survey completed by instructors in the School of Transportation Technology.

Alfred M. Thomas, associate professor of collision repair at Penn College, is pleased that the donation helps separate two seemingly inseparable factors affecting education: technology and cost.

“I can’t remember when the collision repair industry has seen so much significant change substrates, hybrids, waterborne paint the list goes on,” he said. “We are charged with the critical task of giving each future technician the knowledge to keep current. The donation of the CCC ONE Total Repair Platform and MOTOR estimating data is a significant benefit to the college and, most importantly, our graduates.”

The college has been using CCC software and MOTOR repair data for more than a decade in its certificate, two-year and four-year collision repair technology majors. In addition, the school has been involved in the CCC Michael Salvatore Memorial Repair Technician Scholarship program since its inception in 2005.

CCC Information Services Inc. serves clients through a network of 350 insurance carriers, more than 22,000 repair facilities and information from more than 30 data providers. In business since 1903, MOTOR Information Systems is the world’s premier supplier of automotive data. The I-CAR Education Foundation, founded in 1991, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to securing donations to support philanthropic and educational activities that promote and enhance career opportunities in the collision repair industry.

For more about collision repair and other “degrees that work” in Penn College’s School of Transportation Technology, visit online or call 570-327-4516.

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