DETROIT (Dec. 16, 2008) — The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is holding its fifth annual Automotive Education Day Jan. 21 to give students a chance to explore automotive industry careers.
Thousands of students from schools in southeast Michigan, surrounding states and parts of Canada are expected at the event, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cobo Center in Detroit. Students in grades 9-12 as well as college students are invited to attend.
Students will have the opportunity to explore a variety of automotive career pathways through sessions, lesson plans and one-on-one discussions with representatives. Tickets for the Automotive Education Day are $10 per student, which includes a lunch ticket. One adult chaperone for every 10 students is required.
To reduce transportation costs for interested school groups, NAIAS is also offering $150 fuel grants to the first 100 busses of students registered for the event. Funds are being supplied by the Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) Education Foundation and the DADA Eppert Foundation.
“Automotive Education Day has been an incredible resource over these last four years, and this year is no exception,” said Joe Serra, 2009 NAIAS co-chairman. “Tomorrow's automotive industry will require a highly skilled and technically savvy workforce. Automotive Education Day is designed to stress the importance of a good education and help these future employees find their niche.”
Students can register online for Automotive Education Day at www.naias.com/aed2009.htm. The deadline for registration is Dec. 22.
The 2009 NAIAS will be Jan. 11-25.