BETHESDA, Md. — The Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) and the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA), both communities of the Auto Care Association (ACA), are offering young industry professionals a chance to experience first-hand how the ACA and various aspects of the auto care industry work through participation in the Next Step program.
The Next Step program offers future industry leaders the opportunity to become involved in the industry and trade association by awarding scholarships to attend the ACA's Spring Leadership Days, May 9-11, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta.
"Applicants selected for the program are our industry's future leaders," said Bill Hanvey, ACA president and CEO. "Many former Next Step participants have gone on to serve on Auto Care Association volunteer committees. This is an excellent opportunity for young professionals to come and build their networks and to take the initial step of getting involved in the industry."
During the Spring Leadership Days, Next Step program participants will have the chance to participate in committee meetings and networking events with veteran industry leaders, the association said.
Ten Next Step program participants will receive a scholarship of up to $1,100 to offset most expenses for travel and accommodations for the event.
Applicants must be a member of YANG and employed by an ACA member company. The Next Step Program application is due March 2 and is available at the ACA website or by contacting Courtney Hammer at [email protected].