The Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) and the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) have teamed up to offer young industry professionals the opportunity to experience up-close how the association and various aspects of the industry work through participation in the newly revamped Next Step Program.
The Next Step Program offers future leaders in the auto care industry the opportunity to become involved in the industry and trade association by attending on scholarship the Auto Care Association’s Spring Leadership Days, May 5-7, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency, Bonita Springs, Fla.
As young people become more connected and involved in the industry, they are more likely to build long-lasting careers in auto care. Future involvement and leadership are the ultimate goals of the Next Step Program. At the Auto Care Association Spring Leadership Days, Next Steppers will have the chance to participate in committee meetings and networking events with veteran industry leaders.
This year’s Next Steppers will also attend the first YANG Leadership Conference, held in conjunction with Spring Leadership Days. This day and a half of education will feature content leaders on topics such as, “How Globalization is Impacting the Business,” “Technology Related Opportunities and Challenges for the Auto Care Industry” and “Have you Ever Tried Listening to Your Customers.” More information about the YANG Leadership Conference will be announced soon.
Interested applicants must be a member of YANG and employed by a member company of the Auto Care Association. The official application is available on the Auto Care Association website, http://www.autocare.org/What-We-Do/Professional-Development/YANG/the-next-step-program/ or by contacting Courtney Hammer at [email protected]. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2016.
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