Students to Explore Auto Careers in New Car and Truck Dealerships



McLEAN, Va (Aug. 22, 2005) - Students across the U.S. will learn about the wide variety of career opportunities available in automobile and truck dealerships during Automotive Career Week, October 24-29, 2005 - a program sponsored by the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA).

In a time of economic uncertainty and cutbacks in many other industries, cutting-edge positions in automobile and truck dealerships are expanding rapidly in all areas of their operations.

Students participating in Automotive Career Week will receive a "behind-the-scenes" tour of a dealership in their areas to see first-hand how the business works in all aspects of its operation. During the event, they will have an opportunity to interact directly with dealership employees and view a newly released video on auto careers.

"Many young people and their parents are surprised to learn that dealerships offer such a vast array of outstanding career opportunities," said Jack Kain, NADA chairman and a Kentucky new car dealer.  "This is a chance to share our experiences about this rewarding profession with these young people, and we hope that many will end up strongly considering careers in our industry."

The auto sales business is the largest retail industry in the U.S., already employing more than 1.1 million people, and thousands of additional qualified professionals are needed through the next decade alone.

With dealership businesses growing, dynamic positions with high-income potential can be found in such fields as:

  • Sales
  • Auto Repair and Service
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Administration
  • Design
  • Internet Services
  • Communications

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