The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced it recognized 163 schools with its Collision School Career Readiness Benchmark that was launched in 2016. This is an increase of 35 percent from 121 schools that participated in program and achieved a benchmark in its inaugural year.
Under the new program developed by the Foundation, schools were classified into three tiers: Tier 1: Advanced; Tier 2: Proficient, or Tier 3: Developing. The designation was determined by the Foundation based upon information provided by schools about the capabilities of their program on the Collision Repair Education Makeover grant application.
In 2017, 17 schools received a Tier 1 designation, 111 schools achieved Tier 2 and 35 schools achieved Tier 3. All Tiers saw increases as in 2016, nine schools received a Tier 1 designation, 80 schools achieved Tier 2 and 31 schools achieved Tier 3.
Schools in ASAMARI’s region and their Tier designations are listed below:
- Bay Path College (Charlton, Massachusetts)
- Greater Lawrence Technical High School (Andover, Massachusetts)
- Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School (Fall River, Massachusetts)
- Essex Technical High School (Hathorne, Massachusetts)
- Greater Lowell Technical HS (Tyngsborough, Massachusetts)
- Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School (Palmer, Massachusetts)
- Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School (South Easton, Massachusetts)
- Assabet Valley Regional Technical H.S (Marlboro, Massachusetts)
- Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School (Littleton, Massachusetts)
- Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational School (Billerica, Massachusetts)