Automotive Education Day at NAIAS

Whereas back in December 2008 the Pasadena Art Center College of Design hosted a design show with car company recruiters almost missing from the event, things seem to have changed during the past year. On January 20, the 2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), backed by State Farm Insurance, will host the sixth edition of the Automotive Education Day.

Unlike in 2008, everyone of the automotive companies attending hopes students will play a crucial role in the industry's future and will offer guidance and directions to all students in grades 9-12 and at the college level seeking a career in the automotive field.

"The automotive industry continues to change, and largely for the better, by forcing us all to adapt to a new global landscape," Doug Fox, 2010 NAIAS chairman said in a release. "Our students are the next thinkers and innovators of this industry to take tomorrow's automotive market into the highly-skilled and technically-savvy realm it demands."

"Automotive Education Day is designed to stress the importance of a good education and help these future employees find their niche."

The organizers expect a flow of several thousands students from southeast Michigan, surrounding states and even Ontario. If you plan on going, you should know the Automotive Education Day is not all about work, but about fun as well: Steve Skindell will be performing street magic throughout the day, while a scavenger hunt will give away a Sony Playstation 3.

In addition, those of you impatient enough to arrive early will receive an invitation for two at the Palladium in Birmingham for Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightening Thief sneak preview on February 11.

"The response to Automotive Education Day has always been staggering. It lets us know this industry does have a bright future because the passion of so many students keeps fueling its next steps," Fox concluded.

"Attendees will not only take in the amazing exhibits and stunning production and concept vehicles, but come away from this event with an experience that could help to shape their future."
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