NABC Recycled Rides® For Schools
NABC Recycled Rides® for Schools is an extension of the National Auto Body Council’s successful national program, NABC Recycled Rides®, geared towards technical schools and colleges.
NABC Recycled Rides® for Schools provide students enrolled in vocational schools with a valuable opportunity to learn their trade with hands-on training on late-model vehicles. Equally important, the program provides students with the opportunity to experience the rewards of helping make a difference in someone’s life.
Participating schools benefit by building awareness in the community for the value of technical education and trade-oriented careers and strengthening relationships with local businesses and organizations. Positive exposure from NABC Recycled Rides® can help increase student recruitment as well as lead to more job opportunities for graduating students.
NABC Recycled Rides® for Schools works the same way as the national program with vehicles donated by an insurer, car rental company or occasionally private individuals. The school, in conjunction with their advisory committee and a local repair facility, repairs the vehicle and donates it to individuals or a charity of their choice.
Participating schools have access to a members-only NABC Recycled Rides® kit which includes step-by-step guidelines and instructions on how to implement a successful program. NABC Recycled Rides® for Schools committee members are available to provide guidance throughout the entire program, including help to obtain a vehicle, acquire the parts for repair and continuing through the “gifting” process and ceremony.
Just like collision shops, schools need to be active members of NABC. The annual membership fee for both tuition-based schools and non-tuition based schools is $100. The purchase of the presentation kit ($159.00) with the reusable signature green bow and banner is also required.