Students at Ohio Technical College (OTC) may be able to win a scholarship for a one-year tuition, valued at up to $29,400. The scholarship is part of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Memorial Scholarship Fund (SMSF), which encourages and supports those pursuing careers in the automotive aftermarket.
SEMA will host a webinar detailing the product development process, titled “10 Ways to Better Product Development.” This webinar will share recommendations on improving the product development process from beginning to end.
Fueled by the SEMA Garage, the 2014 Product Development Expo will take place Thursday, April 10, at the SEMA Garage – Industry Innovations Center in Diamond Bar, California.
SEMA is enhancing customer service and raising awareness of its member benefits by assigning each member company with a single point of contact to assist with all Show-related services and with association programs and services.
SEMA will kick-off its 2014 webinar series Thursday, January 9, with popular SEMA Show speaker and noted author Christine Corelli (www.christinespeaks.com), who will deliver "Twenty Ideas in 20 Minutes-Driving Business Growth and Fueling High Performance: How to Create a Sales-Service Excellence Culture."
The SEMA Education Institute (SEI) will host a webinar specifically geared towards first-time SEMA Show buyers on Thursday, October 10 at 10:00 am Pacific time. The webinar will be presented by Tom Gattuso, SEMA Show director and Susan Schwartz, president of Show management company ConvExx.
The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund has awarded $137,000 to 52 individuals. The awards include 39 SEMA scholarships which are presented to current students, and 13 loan-forgiveness awards presented to employees of SEMA-member companies. In addition, one student was awarded a full-tuition scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year to Ohio Technical College.
The annual SEMA Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Education Day will be held, for the first time, in conjunction with the Detroit Autorama – the 60-year old custom cars show taking place at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan, in March. The program will consist of 24 sessions, each led by a hot rod parts manufacturer educating attendees about the products’ features, benefits and installation guidelines.
Joined by Congressional leaders and industry experts, members of the SEMA Action Network (SAN) participated in the “Fuel for Thought” Rally on Capitol Hill. The event raised awareness of the corrosive effects of ethanol-blended gasoline on automobile engines and the dangers of consumer misfueling. Hosted by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) in partnership with the SAN, the event drew car enthusiasts and motorcycle riders from across the nation.