Gerber Collision & Glass has joined the team of partners for the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Youth and Education Services (YES) Program for the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. Brian Kaner, executive vice president and COO of Gerber Collision & Glass, says the sponsorship will allow the company to reach an “important” demographic.
According to an NHRA news release, the YES Program is the only full-time education program in motorsports that provides relevant educational content, and activities for schools and youth organizations. The program entails students traveling to NHRA national events to see the career opportunities in the motorsports field. In 2023, the program will take place at 15 races, six virtual events and during the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
“This strategic partnership with NHRA’s YES program will allow Gerber Collision & Glass to feature the collision repair industry and the endless opportunities it offers to thousands of students, their parents and school instructors,” Kaner says. “We are excited about this sponsorship because it allows us to reach this important demographic and target audience that only the NHRA can deliver.”
Through the partnership, students will also be introduced to Gerber Collision & Glass’ Technician Development Program. The paid, 18-month program matches entry-level trainees with skilled mentors for hands-on experience.
“We are excited to add Gerber Collision & Glass to our impressive roster of partners with the NHRA YES Program,” says Brad Gerber, NHRA vice president and chief development officer. “Gerber Collision & Glass is a strong partner to include in our signature youth program and we know the YES Program will continue to provide students with exciting and relevant career opportunities.”
For more information, visit www.NHRA.com.