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Automotive Career Month - October 2006

Published Sep 29th 2006, 8:56pm by Jody DeVere in Featured Articles

Students to Explore Auto Careers in New Car & Truck Dealerships Nationwide


Careers_student_groupStudents across the U.S. will learn about the wide variety of career opportunities available in automobile and truck dealerships during Automotive Career Month in October - an initiative sponsored by NADA. Young people participating in Automotive Career Month will receive a "behind-the-scenes" tour of a new car or truck dealership in their community to see first-hand how the business works in all areas of its operation. During the event, they will have an opportunity to interact directly with dealership employees and view a new video on auto careers. "Students and parents are often surprised to learn that dealerships offer so many rewarding career opportunities," said William Bradshaw, NADA chairman and a new-car dealer in South Carolina. "Many dealerships have good jobs for good pay available, and they're actively seeking the next generation of workers." More than 104,000 positions are available at new-car and truck dealerships nationwide, according to a 2006 survey by Harris Interactive, sponsored by the industry group Automotive Retailing Today. For more information, visit (Source: NADA Newswire)

Check out NADA’s career pages:

...and visit these other helpful Websites:

Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES): A school-to-career mentorship program for aspiring automotive technicians.

Automotive Retailing Today: Coalition of major automakers and dealer organizations working to promote a better understanding of the retail side of the automotive industry, build stronger customer relationships, and dispel outdated perceptions of franchised auto dealerships and the automotive service technician career. ART has established, an online resource for military personnel, students and others interested in understanding the auto technician training requirements and career path. Designed in collaboration with the military and educational professionals, includes information about careers, salaries and available training, and it serves as a clearinghouse for the auto industry's service technician career program information.

NADA's Dealer Academy: NADA's advanced education for future dealers and managers.

Hire the Heroes: A program designed to be a job resource for skilled military personnel in transition to the civilian workforce.

National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE): ASE provides testing and certification of repair and service professionals. Plus “glove box tips” service brochures for consumers.

National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF): NATEF evaluates training programs for certification (accreditation) by ASE in all 50 states and evaluates technician training programs through Continuing Automotive Service Education (CASE) training.

Northwood University: Northwood offers two- and four-year undergraduate degrees and masters degrees in automotive subjects at campuses in Michigan, Florida and Texas; study abroad opportunities in a dozen European and Asian countries plus Mexico; continuing education, distance learning and custom training available online or at multiple centers in eight states.

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