Tuesday, 04 December 2018 16:50

CAWA Receives Grant From UAF To Implement Scholarship Program


Representing the automotive parts industry, CAWA was awarded a $25,000 grant from the University of the Aftermarket Foundation to implement a scholarship for high school automotive instructors in 2019.


According to CAWA President and CEO Rodney Pierini, “The program would consider financial assistance, accreditation support, access to automotive products for classroom use and access to industry training for the teachers. This grant will allow CAWA the resources to establish the program and serve as a model for others to implement because we believe it’s a first in the country to provide this type of support for our high school automotive teachers.”


“We are very pleased to award a grant to CAWA to help institute its new high school automotive instructors scholarship program,” said Roger McCollum, AAP, grant committee chairman, University of the Aftermarket Foundation. “Automotive instructors provide a valuable service to our industry. By providing them with funds to enhance classroom programs, pursue certifications and access industry tools and educational materials, they will be better equipped to encourage and educate the next generation of professional technicians.”


For further information on the automotive high school instructors scholarship program, contact programs@cawa.org.