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Apply now for the 2014 Head of Class Award

AAIA is gearing up to select its fourth annual Head of the Class Award winners, to honor 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 or parts store, retailer, national service chain and independent service and repair shop. Applicants must include information directly related to the education and training practices of the company, including what prompted the company to invest in training, training for job competency vs. education for personal growth, the types of training accomplished, the initial goals, their experiences, results of the training and any future plans.

Applications are due by Friday, April 18, 2014 and winning companies will be notified in June. Winners will be selected by the AAIA Education Committee, and then recognized during Fall Leadership Days 2014 in Boston, Mass. and at AAPEX 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev. Winning companies will also be featured in several Aftermarket Insider publications throughout the 2014-2015 year. 

Application forms and full submission requirements, and information about the 2013 Head of the Class winners are available at