(Sacramento, CA - July 24, 2018)
OTC and O'Reilly Auto Parts have enhanced CAWA's 2018 scholarship program by awarding the highest ranking student seeking a career as an automotive technician, a Evolve scan tool. The student, Christina Schneider, who attends College of the Desert, was selected to receive the scan tool among 57 applicants in the 2018 awards cycle.
"O'Reilly is happy to work with OTC to be able to provide this future technician with a tool she can use in her training and beyond", commented Tom Seboldt of O'Reilly's. Seboldt also serves as the Treasurer of the CAWA Board of Director's that, in 2018, allocated over $16,000 in financial scholarships and gift certificates for Powerbuilt tools donated by All Trade Tools.
Mr. Seboldt went on to say, "O'Reilly and OTC are proud to partner with CAWA and their scholarship program to award a deserving student with technology they can use now and in the future". Thanking OTC and O'Reilly was the CAWA President & CEO, Rodney Pierini who commented, "CAWA appreciates the support of these two companies in recognizing the importance of scholarship awards to students who are the future of the auto care industry".
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.
CAWA President & CEO