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Wednesday, 25 April 2018 21:29

St. Louis I-CAR Committee Moves Forward With April Meeting

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On April 12, the St. Louis I-CAR Committee met to discuss current and future initiatives. 

The meeting covered a variety of topics as committee members planned their activities for the rest of 2018. Newly elected Chair Shelly Jones was excited to share some of their endeavors. 

After Jones welcomed attendees and facilitated introductions, I-CAR Business Development Manager Robbie Saladino provided a Volunteer and Instructor Conference Recap, followed by Recognition and Awards for 2017 Performance. Jones reminded those interested in becoming an official member of the St. Louis I-CAR Committee to register on and send their I-CAR ID to her in order to be added to the group’s roster. 

Jones then handed out the schedule for a dozen I-CAR Live Classes scheduled in April through June 2018 in St. Louis. She also reminded attendees about Ranken’s Car Show on April 21 and mentioned that the Atlanta I-CAR Committee is seeking showcase cars to be displayed during the car show they will be holding at NACE. 

Jones shared, “2018 Committee goals were discussed but have not been finalized. The goals will include recruiting I-CAR instructors, and those interested in becoming an I-CAR instructor should contact Robbie Saladino at

Next, Gene Slattery, Education Coordinator and Sub-Committee Chair, shared the Job Fair Subcommittee’s progress. Check presentations were made, school presentations were planned and he revealed information on the 2018 Job Fair sponsorship dollars received and committed. 

The group then discussed the I-CAR Committee roster verification and appointed roles, including the addition of Facebook page administrators. After final questions and comments, the group scheduled its next meeting for June 8 at 8 a.m., which will be held at Ranken, Suite 211 and will be followed by a Job Fair Subcommittee Meeting.

Once the meeting concluded, the Job Fair Subcommittee members met to discuss their plans for the job fair that will be held on Sept. 21 at Gateway Motorsports. The St. Louis I-CAR Committee anticipates that more than 1,200 automotive, collision and STEM students will be in attendance at the upcoming job fair. They have also learned that CREF is working on a website specific to the event, and the group is seeking job fair sponsors by its June 8 meeting. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact