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Wednesday, 23 October 2019 17:49

St. Louis School-Business Partnership Presents at WAC Meeting

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At noon on Oct. 16, Women in Automotive and Collision (WAC) held its October meeting at Dean Team Volkswagen’s Ascent Room in Ballwin, MO.

WAC invited guest speaker Diana Wilhold, president of the St. Louis School-Business Partnership (STLSBP), to discuss the organization’s history and mission.


STLSBP is a 501(c)3 organization comprised of local businesses and school districts within the region, designed to build effective partnerships between the two in order to prepare students for the future workforce.


WAC President Shelly Jones stated, “These events are full of educators that lead STEM, CAPS, and PLTW programs at area schools. Many other industries are represented at their events, but we learned that no one is representing the automotive and collision industries at their functions. Attendees’ feedback indicated that this was a very informative meeting.”


WAC also discussed their open house, scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 20. More information will be announced via the association’s Facebook page and website once it becomes available. Jones said, “The open house is free to guests and will be a good time for people to learn about WAC. It’s also a great opportunity for WAC to express our gratitude to our sponsors and members; without their support, we would not be able to achieve all that we do.”


WAC is currently seeking industry professionals to fill two officer positions in January. In 2020, WAC will begin holding meetings every other month in order to “allow our members time to get to more events to promote careers in the industry and for the board to meet,” Jones explained.


For more information on WAC, their events and initiatives, visit