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Automotive career week Oct. 24-29

November 22, 2010

Governors in several states proclaimed Oct. 24-29 as Automotive Career Week. During that week, new-car and –truck dealers across the country will host teens in their dealerships to discuss industry jobs and career opportunities. 

Seven area dealers have registered with the NADA as participants: Dralle Chevrolet-Pontiac-Buick, Watseka; Jacobs Twin Auto Plaza, Chicago; Gary Lang Auto Group, McHenry; Mike Mooney Chevrolet-CadillacDeKalbNorthwest Ford Trucks, Franklin Park; Rizza Chevrolet, Bridgeview; and Sunrise Chevrolet, Glendale Heights.


See for more details and to participate.


The NADA has prepared a kit to help dealers prepare for the week, whose theme is "Careers at Auto and Truck Dealerships: Take the Ride of Your Life!" Parts of the kit, such as sample letters, invitations and promotional materials, can be downloaded from the Web site. 

Videos include:


  • "What’s the Deal on Dealerships?" A quick overview of all the jobs at dealerships, plus a kit for school guidance counselors. 
  • "Training Tomorrow’s Technicians Today" Information for parents, teachers and other adults about what a career as an automotive technician is really like, and how AYES can help.
  • "Supercharge Your Future" Advises students of the possibilities at a dealership, with an emphasis on technician careers.