For the third year, the 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division will support the 3M Hire Our Heroes program to provide tool grants and assistance through the Collision Repair Education Foundation. For 2015, the 3M Hire Our Heroes program also will support the new collision-repair and refinishing-technology training program at Fayetteville Technical Community College, based near the U.S. Army base at Ft. Bragg in Fayetteville, NC.

In 2013 and 2014, the 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division donated $500,000 to programs that help returning military veterans get the tools and assistance they need to start a career in collision repair or continue their training. There have been 115 recipients of the 3M Hire Our Heroes grants since 2013.

The new collision-repair and refinishing-technology training program at Fayetteville Technical Community College is designed to ensure veterans, and all students, are shop-ready and certified to work in the industry upon graduation. For more information on the Fayetteville program, visit www.faytechcc.edu/public_service/i-car.aspx