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Auto Care Association Now Accepting Applications from Young Auto Care Industry Professionals for Next Step Scholarship Program

Posted by Auto Care News on January 08, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – January 8, 2018 – The Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) and the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA), both communities of the Auto Care Association, are now offering young industry professionals a chance to experience first-hand how the Auto Care Association and various aspects of the auto care industry work through participation in the Next Step program. The Next Step program offers future leaders in the industry the opportunity to become involved in the industry and trade association by awarding scholarships to attend the Auto Care Association’s Spring Leadership Days, May 9-11, 2018 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia.

Auto Care Careers Now Accepting Applications for Internship Grants

Posted by Auto Care News on December 14, 2017

BETHESDA, Md. – Dec. 14, 2017 – Auto Care Careers, a program administered by the Auto Care Association, is now accepting applications for the 2018 Auto Care Careers Internship Grant program. This annual program provides financial support for students pursuing internships across the country to gain valuable, real-world education in a variety of careers throughout the auto care industry.


The Auto Care Careers Internship Grant is for college students majoring in programs with direct application to the auto care industry, including engineering, business, communication and information technology (IT). The fund, underwritten by the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA), a segment community of the Auto Care Association, and the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, was created to help ease the financial burden of temporary relocation for students who pursue internships in locations more than 100 miles from their permanent address.

2017 Auto Care Association Impact Award Winners Announced

Posted by Auto Care News on September 21, 2017
BETHESDA, MD – September 21, 2017 – The Auto Care Association has announced the 2017 recipients of its Impact Award: Four for the Future, which annually honors four aftermarket professionals, age 40 or younger, who have made remarkable contributions within the auto care industry.

Connecting Employers and Talent in the Auto Care Industry Just Became Easier

Posted by Auto Care News on August 10, 2017

 Auto Care industry talent can now find relevant jobs to them, including those listed on the Auto Care Association’s job board directly in Google search thanks to the launch of Google’s new job search engine, Google for Jobs.  

YANG Announces Upcoming Regional Meet-Ups

Posted by Auto Care News on August 09, 2017
YANG is hosting Regional Meet-Ups in five locations for young auto care professionals in Michigan, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Tennessee through October 2017.

Car Care Professionals Network Awards Leadership 2.0 Scholarship

Posted by Auto Care News on July 20, 2017
BETHESDA, MD – July 20, 2017 – The Car Care Professionals Network (CCPN), an advisory group of the Auto Care Association, has named Brian Ponder, Ponder Auto Repair, as the recipient of a scholarship to attend the highly-acclaimed University of the Aftermarket’s 2017-2018 Leadership 2.0 program.

YANG Awards 2017 Leadership 2.0 Scholarship to Young Auto Care Professional

Posted by Auto Care News on June 28, 2017
BETHESDA, MD – June 28, 2017 – The Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) of the Auto Care Association has selected Olivia Whitehurst, Global Parts Distributors, LLC, to represent YANG at the highly-acclaimed University of the Aftermarket’s 2017-2018 Leadership 2.0 program. The scholarship covers the price of tuition, class materials and meals.