NORTHEAST to Feature AASP/NJ's Fourth Annual Young Technician Awards

NORTHEAST to Feature AASP/NJ’s Fourth Annual Young Technician Awards

Each award recipient will receive $2,500 in tools and equipment to help them build their toolkit toward a successful career in collision repair. 

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) announced that, for the fourth consecutive year, it will be holding its Young Technician of the Year award ceremony during the NORTHEAST 2024 Automotive Services Show March 15-17 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, N.J.

AASP/NJ will once again bestow this honor, made possible by an annual $5,000 donation from the Utica National Group Foundation (with the help of World Insurance Associates), upon two up-and-coming technicians/painters employed by a member shop or studying at a New Jersey technical high school. Each award recipient will receive $2,500 in tools and equipment to help them build their toolkit toward a successful career in collision repair. 

“We’re thrilled to share that the Young Technician Award will be extended for the fourth consecutive year, thanks to a generous grant from the Utica National Group Foundation and World Insurance Associates,” said Ken Miller, president of the AASP/NJ. “This initiative has equipped numerous aspiring technicians with essential tools, facilitating their entry into the auto body industry. Excitingly, this year, we’ve expanded the eligibility to include students from New Jersey technical high schools, in addition to AASP/NJ member shops. We urge all instructors from New Jersey technical high schools to nominate their exceptional technicians.” 

Nominations are currently being accepted by the association’s scholarship committee. Past winners have been recognized for displaying excellent work ethic, a willingness to learn and being all-around team players. The deadline to submit nominations is Feb. 23, 2024. If you are a member shop or a New Jersey technical high school instructor with a rising star on hand, visit bit.ly/youngtechaward to complete the nomination form. 

The Young Technician of the Year Award ceremony is just one of the many exciting events known to draw crowds to the NORTHEAST show floor in March. Thousands of industry professionals from all over the country attend NORTHEAST every March to take in the latest equipment and innovations, network with peers, participate in the Bodywork Bowl Collision Repair Skills Competition and experience the finest automotive and collision repair education around. To sign up for education courses and to register for your badge which secures your FREE admission to the show, visit aaspnjnortheast.com

For more information on AASP/NJ, visit aaspnj.org

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