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Attention Automotive Educators: Nominations Open for 2019 SEMA-NACAT Award!

By Juliet Marshall

NACATFinalists from last year’s North American Council of Automotive Teachers program in partnership with SEMA.

Since 2016, SEMA and the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) have partnered to recognize automotive educators who demonstrate the most innovative and effective use of aftermarket technology in their classrooms.

This award opportunity is open to all instructors who teach automotive-related instruction (i.e., auto tech, diesel, collision) at accredited U.S. and Canadian secondary and post-secondary schools and career training centers; who have developed curriculum around the use of aftermarket products; and who are actively fostering the professional development of promising new aftermarket students.

Three (3) finalists will be provided with complimentary hotel accommodations and air travel to the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The award will be presented at the SEMA Show Education Partners’ Breakfast on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.* The award winner will receive complimentary registration and $500 for travel to the NACAT Conference and Expo held in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, July 20-23, 2020.

Nominate yourself or a fellow educator today! The Award nomination deadline is August 15, 2019. Announcement of the award finalists will be made by September 1, 2019.


*SEMA Show Student Program registration will open in June. Keep up to date by visiting  

Questions? Contact Bill Haas,, or Juliet Marshall,

The North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) was founded in 1975 as an informal gathering of automotive instructors. Today, with member instructors spanning multiple countries, the council’s conference and expo is the premiere instructor update training experience in North America. Visit or for more information.