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Next Step Scholarship Open To Young Auto Care Professionals

The Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) and the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association, both communities of the Auto Care Association, are inviting young auto care professionals to participate in the Next Step program.


The program enables young industry professionals to experience firsthand how the Auto Care Association and the auto care industry work.

The Next Step program gives future industry leaders an opportunity to attend and participate in the Auto Care Association’s Spring Leadership Days, a bi-annual event that brings together volunteers, association members and professional staff for several days of meetings aimed at discussing issues and initiatives that are currently affecting the association’s membership and industry at large.   

At the Auto Care Association’s Spring Leadership Days, taking place May 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, Next Step participants will have the chance to participate in committee meetings and networking events with veteran industry leaders. Additionally, 11 Next Step participants will receive a scholarship of up to $1,100 to offset most expenses for travel and accommodations to, from and during the event. Most meals are included.


Many former Next Step participants have gone on to serve as members of Auto Care Association volunteer committees. The Next Step program 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.

Interested applicants must be a member of YANG and employed by a member company of the Auto Care Association. The deadline to apply is March 20.

For more information, contact Jess Fainberg, YANG community liaison, at [email protected].

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