Automotive Student Awarded $5,000 National Scholarship

Published 04.24.2006

Student News

Joshua M. Yost with John Harris, public relations manager for CCC Information Services Inc.A third-year Pennsylvania College of Technology student, working to complete his bachelor's degree in automotive technology management, is one of five students nationwide to receive a $5,000 scholarship from CCC Information Services Inc.

Joshua M. Yost, of Cochranton, already has earned an associate degree in collision repair technology and plans to return to his Erie-area hometown to open his own collision-repair facility upon graduation next year. He also received the Toyota T-Ten Auto Excellence Award at May 2005 commencement, recently was awarded a $2,000 scholarship from Toyota, was the Student Government Association's collegewide "Student of the Month" in March 2005, and twice received a similar honor from the collision-repair faculty.

Penn College is among only five schools chosen by CCC Information Services Inc. to share $25,000 in automotive collision-repair training and education scholarships to assist deserving students pursuing a career in the industry. The CCC Outstanding Student Technician Scholarship, developed with the I-CAR Education Foundation, was announced last fall in conjunction with CCC's 25th anniversary.

Founded in 1980, the corporation supplies the automotive-claims and collision-repair industries with advanced software, communications systems, and Internet and wireless-enabled technology.

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