RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — The scholarship application for the 2005 Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposum (GAAS) is now available for downloading online at www.automotivescholarships.com/apply/. This scholarship, primarily funded through proceeds from the annual GAAS, ensures a strong future talent pool for automotive aftermarket companies and service outlets.
A total of 145 students will receive $1,000 GAAS scholarships in 2004. The majority of recipients are entering automotive vocational-technical programs, which will help address the critical shortage of automotive technicians. In the eight years of the scholarship, 901 students have received aid totaling approximately $920,000.
The annual GAAS program brings together numerous industry executives and examines the issues and trends affecting the automotive aftermarket industry and influencing its future. The 2005 event is set for Wednesday and Thursday, May 11-12, at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Chicago, Ill. Details are at www.globalsymposium.org
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