Edmonton Motor Dealers’ Association to pledge $1.3 million in support of NAIT scholarships
WHAT: The Edmonton Motor Dealers’ Association (EMDA) will commit $1.3 million to establish the NAIT Automotive Scholarships. Over the next 10 years, scholarships will be distributed to students who are currently employed by an EMDA member enrolled in one of NAIT’s automotive apprenticeship programs.
WHERE: Edmonton Motorshow
Northlands - Edmonton EXPO Centre
7515 116 Ave. NW
WHEN: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
WHO: Bob Vilas, executive director, EMDA
Ken Kruhlak, president of EMDA
George Andrews, NAIT vice-president external relations and chief development officer
WHY: The EMDA has had a long-standing association with NAIT, supporting the institute’s Automotive Service Technician, Parts Technician and Auto Body Service Technician apprentices through scholarships since 1987. This new gift represents a continuation of that partnership.
Through a combination of on-the-job and classroom training, students in the Automotive Service Technician program learn to perform preventative maintenance, diagnose faulty operations, and repair automotive vehicles and light trucks.
The Edmonton Motorshow is a premier automotive exhibition featuring top-quality entertainment and luxury car designs from all over North America. Hosted each year by the EMDA, the Edmonton Motorshow runs from April 18 to 21. The popularity of the exhibition provides the EMDA with the proceeds to put towards the NAIT Automotive Scholarships.
For more information, please contact:
NAIT Media Relations
P 780.471.8450 C 780.916.8307 E firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Executive Director, Edmonton Motor Dealers’ Association
P 780.423.2401 C 780.905.9504