The Automotive Management Institute (AMI) is accepting applications for the new $1,000 Automotive Electronics Service, Inc. (AESWave.com) “Building a Learning Culture” Technician Scholarship. AMI’s resource development effort, EXCEL, in conjunction with AESWave.com established the scholarship to help automotive service professionals obtain the management education and technical training essential for success in today’s ever-changing industry.
AESWave.com is a local and national resource for information, products and training specializing in the manufacturing, sales and support of hand-held electronic systems diagnostic equipment. To learn more, visit www.aeswave.com.
The educational scholarship program is aimed at helping to develop quality technicians, managers and shop owners. The scholarship will be applied toward the recipients’ expenses to attend the 2008 Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) in Las Vegas, Nov. 5-8. CARS is sponsored by ASA and offers an educational lineup of AMI seminars, technical training courses and industry sessions, a tradeshow with the latest products and services, and the opportunity to network with other automotive professionals.
To be eligible for the award, the following requirements must be met: applicants must be a first-time CARS attendee and a minimum of 21 years of age; must have a minimum of two years work experience in the mechanical repair industry; must demonstrate an interest in self-improvement through education and training; and if the applicant is not the business owner, must be recommended by the owner. AMI trustees and their employees, and AES and its employees, are not eligible to apply.
To request a scholarship application, call AMI at (800) 272-7467, ext. 241, or complete the scholarship application online at www.amionline.org. Applications must be received by AMI on or before Aug. 15, 2008. The scholarship recipient will be notified by AMI on or before Sept. 15, 2008.
AMI was established to answer the demand for continuing education tailored specifically for the business needs of the automotive service industry. The Institute offers the Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) designation, the first business management accreditation exclusively for the automotive service professional. To date, AMI programs have attracted more than 165,000 enrollments throughout North America. AMI is a not-for-profit educational foundation to which tax-deductible contributions can be made. For more information about the Institute, its curriculum, or EXCEL, contact AMI at (800) 272-7467, ext. 239, or visit the AMI website at www.amionline.org.