Aspire Trade High School is excited to partner with Absolute Collision and Innovative Diagnostic Solutions (IDS) to provide Collision and Automotive training at our facility for our students. The classroom will be equipped with top-of-the-line equipment, set up to model a repair facility within the school, and prepare students upon graduation to directly work in a professional collision shop.

By senior year automotive students will be able to visit one of our Absolute Collision locations to gain additional hands-on experience.  IDS will be a key element in the automotive process, teaching the importance of mechanics and ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) repairs.

Absolute Collision and IDS are honored to provide the Collision Education Center Classroom within Aspire Trade High School, where students will spend four years learning the Collision and Automotive Trade from top educators in our industry.  Absolute Collision currently has 6 locations in North Carolina and new locations opening in the near future, which will provide more opportunities for positions for graduating Aspire students.

Mr. Thomas Goforth owns Absolute Collision, IDS, and Mid-Atlantic Towing. He is a Cornelius, NC native and graduate of UNCC Charlotte. Thomas has always been passionate about automobiles, which led him to the Collision Industry as an estimator and he worked his way up to management. Thomas’ success has come from his passion for the industry, people, and customers he serves.  

Absolute Collision’s mission is to provide the highest quality of excellence with absolute precision; delivering a product to customers that embodies the pride, expertise and trust that drives everyone at Absolute Collision. They offer over 50 years’ experience in the automotive/collision industry and have a positive team, family spirit and large commitment to community.