(Sacramento, CA - December 28, 2018)
CAWA - Representing the Automotive Parts Industry was awarded a $25,000 grant from the University of the Aftermarket Foundation to implement an automotive high school teachers scholarship program in 2019. According to CAWA's President & CEO, "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", continued Pierini.
"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 teachers scholarship program, contact
CAWA is a regional automotive aftermarket trade association, which represents auto parts jobbers, warehouse distributors, retailers, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives and program groups. The Association provides education, legislative, regulatory and business support to the industry and its membership. It is one of the largest trade associations of its kind in the United States and recognized as a leader in the automotive aftermarket industry. Visit
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About the University of the Aftermarket Foundation
Since 1986, the University of the Aftermarket Foundation has funded millions of dollars of scholarships, grants, research and ongoing educational programs to help develop a strong, knowledgeable aftermarket work force. The foundation encourages industry support, including donations for the purpose of honoring or memorializing individuals or otherwise recognizing special events, to help ensure the continued availability of training and education that strengthen the industry. For more information about the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, visit