The formal graduation ceremony was part of the Automotive Service Association's "Celebration of Excellence" award ceremony, which recognized individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to AMi, ASA and/or the automotive repair industry.
AMi recognized students earning the Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM), Accredited Master Collision-Repair Estimator (AMCE) and Accredited Master Automotive Managers (AMAM) designations during the ceremony.
"It was an honor to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of this group of industry professionals during our graduation ceremony. We are excited to see the growth of AMi reflected in the number of graduates and the diversity of certificates and professional designations being awarded," said AMi President Jeff Peevy, AMAM.
AMi role-based designations highlight the growing role soft skills and business management education play in the success of today's automotive repair business. Students focus on multiple core categories of training and professional development: financial management, sales & marketing, operational management, HR and personnel development, IT management, risk management and leadership.