Auto Care Association

AAIA to present third annual 'head of class awards'

The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) is gearing up to select its third annual “Head of the Class Award” winners, to honor up to seven aftermarket companies that continually invest in employee education and training. The award was created in 2011 and is administered by the AAIA education committee on behalf of the association.

One “Head of the Class Award” will be presented to an AAIA member company in each industry category, including manufacturer, warehouse distributor, independent jobber/parts store, retailer, national service chain, independent service and repair shop and manufacturers’ representative. Applicants must include information directly related to the company’s internal employee education and training practices. All companies who are committed to fostering constant growth and learning in their employees are encouraged to apply!

Applications are due by Friday, April 19, and winning companies will be notified at the end of June. Winners will be selected by the AAIA Education Committee, and then recognized during Fall Leadership Days 2013 in Dallas, Tex. Winning companies will also be recognized through several Insider publications throughout the 2013-2014 year.

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