SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 20, 2012) - Mitchell, a leading provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, today announced another successful community partnership, with the San Diego County Office of Education's Work Readiness Program. Mitchell is funding a collision repair program at San Diego City College, which introduces area youth to career opportunities in the industry. In this endeavor, the Company proudly continues nearly a decade of support of the local program, as part of its ongoing community outreach initiatives.

"Mitchell's long-standing support for this type of career gateway for our students is invaluable," said Ed Rulenz, Project Facilitator and Instructor for San Diego County's Office of Education's Work Readiness Program. "Challenging economic circumstances make partnerships such as this one absolutely essential, and through Mitchell's financial support, on-site collision repair facility visits, and provision of tool kits for students, we are able to empower such deserving young people to broaden their career opportunities and better their futures."

The collision repair class supported by Mitchell at San Diego City College introduces students to basic vehicle paint preparatory techniques. The course is overwhelmingly popular, with a typical 150 person wait list. Students can go on to more advanced collision repair training at the school, and Mitchell also aids in internships and job placement at local repair shops.

"It is tremendously gratifying and humbling to see how our partnership with San Diego City College has presented exciting collision repair career opportunities for local students, and we look forward to continuing to work together to encourage and support young people in our own backyard," said Jack Farnan, Mitchell's Senior Vice President of Human Resources. "For Mitchell, active involvement in our community is a personal endeavor for our team members and speaks to the integrity we try very hard to bring to every aspect of our business. We are proud to make more career opportunities a reality for more people and view partnerships such as this one as an opportunity for us to continually strengthen our community."

About San Diego County Office of Education
The mission of the San Diego County Office of Education, as a world-class educational leader and trusted partner, is to transform public education and guarantee high levels of student achievement. In partnership with local school districts and the global learning community, we will research and apply innovative 21st century practices; leverage resources; develop strategic alliances; inspire powerful leadership and provide exemplary customized services to districts, communities and our students in all County Office-operated programs. Learn more at

About Mitchell
Mitchell empowers clients to achieve measurably better outcomes. Providing unparalleled breadth of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, Mitchell is uniquely able to simplify and accelerate the claims management and collision repair processes.

As a leading provider of Property & Casualty claims technology solutions, Mitchell processes over 50 million transactions annually for over 300 insurance companies/claims payers and over 30,000 collision repair facilities throughout North America. Founded in 1946, Mitchell is headquartered in San Diego, California, and has 1,700 employees. The company is privately owned primarily by the Aurora Capital Group, a Los Angeles-based investment group. For more information about Mitchell, visit