Celebrating the Future

The 2016 Student Aftermarket Day provided a wealth of information and opportunities. (Photos: Leslie Campbell)

Student Aftermarket Day 2016 had plenty on offer for those attending.

Helping to ensure a bright future for the Automotive Aftermarket industry and those within it is critical. That’s why the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) through its Young Executive Society (YES) organizes events such as Student Aftermarket Day.

Hosted in conjunction with the Automotive Business School of Canada at Georgian College, the event brings students enrolled in the school’s aftermarket program, out to meet industry leaders and mentors, get a chance to sample the various career paths and business opportunities available and listen to informative presentations.

This year’s event, which took place on November 15 at the Liberty North event venue in Barrie, Ont., featured a guest presentation from Dr. Peter Frise, Professor and Director AUTO21, Mechanical Engineering, University of Windsor, on the future of automotive technology, while two “best-in-class,” student groups had the opportunity to present their own industry studies and arguments. Workshops and an audience contest were also designed to provide active learning and engagement.

AIA Chairman Doug Reevey addresses attendees at the 2016 Student Aftermarket Day. (Photo credit: Leslie Campbell)
Students from the Automotive Business School of Canada’s aftermarket program filled the room at Liberty North in Barrie, Ont. (Photo credit: Leslie Campbell)
AIA YES Chairman Derek Chinn, talks about the opportunities and career potential in the automotive aftermarket. (Photo credit: Leslie Campbell)
Dr. Peter Frise, Professor, University of Windsor delivered a fascinating presentation on the evolution of automotive technology. (Photo credit: Leslie Campbell)
“Best-in-Class” students were invited to present their findings. (Photo credit: Leslie Campbell)
Tenneco was among aftermarket companies displaying products and answering questions from students. (Photo credit: Leslie Campbell)
Students asks questions at the Mister Transmission booth. (Photo credit: Leslie Campbell)
A series of workshops were designed to help students learn more about the aftermarket industry. (Photo credit: Leslie Campbell)
Tamara Peters (left) and Phil Shaw from Fountain Tire were on hand to answer questions about career opportunities and business ownership. (Photo credit: Leslie Campbell)
Smiling faces at the Mevotech booth. (Photo credit: Leslie Campbell)


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