BEDFORD, Texas (Aug. 12, 2013) — The Automotive Management Institute (AMI) will honor its 20th class of Accredited Automotive Managers (AAMs) during Industry Week 2014, set for July 29–Aug. 2 at the Cobo Center in Detroit.
The AAM is awarded to automotive service professionals after they complete course work and earn 120 credits of management education. Graduates are recognized during a formal cap and gown ceremony. More than 1,700 individuals have earned the AAM designation with approximately 100 new graduates each year, the AMI said.
The newly created Industry Week 2014 will include the International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE), the Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS), the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) Conference and the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) Meeting.
As a result of the anticipated size and scope of the new Industry Week, AMI said it will not hold a graduation ceremony during the upcoming Automotive Service and Repair Week (ASRW) in October in Las Vegas. But it will offer more than 41 AMI-approved classes during ASRW, giving students an opportunity to earn credits toward the AAM and potentially graduate in July 2014.
AMI, a not-for-profit educational foundation, was established in 1989 to address demand for continuing education tailored specifically for the business needs of the automotive service industry. For more information, contact AMI at 800-272-7467 ext. 129, or visit the organization's website.