LKQ Donation Benefits CA BOCES Collision Repair/Auto Body Programs  

Olean, NY – December 8, 2020 – Students in the Collision Repair and Auto Body Technology programs at CA BOCES in Belmont, Ellicottville, and Olean, recently benefitted from a donation from regional business leader, LKQ Corporation.


LKQ Corporation, located in Cheektowaga, NY, is the largest provider of alternative vehicle collision replacement products and a leading provider of alternative vehicle mechanical replacement products. Several times a year, donations of outer body panels and various automotive parts are delivered to CA BOCES centers for student hands-on learning demonstrations and as props for live learning.

Students in the CA BOCES program learn all aspects of collision repair and finish work on vehicles. In the shop setting, students experience the methods of complete auto collision repair. Throughout their program, they also learn several methods of custom design finish work and accurate estimating procedures.


Nicole Butcher, a sales representative from LKQ Corporation, visited the CTE Center at Ellicottville to deliver the most recent donation. She said: “We at LKQ Buffalo are not only interested in those up and coming in our own industry, but we are committed to helping any locations, within our power, in our region with students who will be the future experts in our field.”


CA BOCES Assistant Superintendent for Career and Technical Education Programs, James Schifley, was grateful for the generosity from the industry leader. “Because of these donations, students have the chance to work on live parts to gain the knowledge and experience they need in the industry and that experience is just invaluable.”


As the regional leader in education services, CA BOCES offers state-of-the-art programs for learners of all ages and abilities as well as cost-effective shared services for 22 component school districts. CA BOCES empowers students to achieve their maximum potential by offering a wide variety of innovative programs and support that include special education, career and technical education, adult and continuing education, technology support, and instructional support services. To learn more, visit