It will be the second such event in SEMA’s history. The association decided to start hosting career days after a 2016 industry-wide survey revealed that the majority of aftermarket businesses are in need of skilled employees, but don’t know where to find them.
Last year’s career day was such a success, SEMA plans to make it an annual event. “It was exciting to meet the next generation of our industry and see their enthusiasm for what we do. They were all well prepared, confident and educated about our companies,” said Kimberly Johnson of ididit LLC.
More than 650 students are expected to attend this year’s event. At least 42 businesses will be present, with more registering to participate each day. Upholstery manufacturers, including Katzkin Leather, will be among them.
Registration is free for students and companies.
The 2017 SEMA Show will be held on Oct. 31 – Nov. 3 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The “Student Career Day” will take place on Oct. 30 from 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. For information on how to exhibit or attend, contact SEMA’s Senior Director of Education Zane Clark at ZaneC@sema.org.