Find New Talent: SEMA to Host Transportation Career Fair

SEMA News—March 2018

Industry News

By Amanda Gubbins

  Transportation Fair
Hundreds of high-school and college students and industry employers are expected to attend the transportation career fair to be held on March 16, at the SEMA Garage in Diamond Bar, California.
   

Find New Talent: SEMA to Host Transportation Career Fair

SEMA will partner with the Collision Repair Education Foundation and the TechForce Foundation to host a transportation (collision, auto service, heavy duty, etc.) career fair on March 16, at the SEMA Garage in Diamond Bar, California. Hundreds of high-school and college students and industry employers are expected to attend the event.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet with these students.

Event Details:

  • 8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.—Event open to students to attend and meet industry employers.

Company Participation:

  • $1,000—Company is provided a table and a copy of the student résumé registration list.

Email brandon.eckenrode@ed-foundation.org to register your company for the event.

Hot Rodders of Tomorrow
Team Fel-Pro from Tulsa Technology Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, is the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge 2017 Dual National Champion, with an average time of 17:06.
 
   

Team Fel-Pro Wins 2017 Hot Rodders of Tomorrow National Championship

The final half of the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge 2017 Dual National Championship took place at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis. Eighteen teams battled to become one of the top four to compete in the Elite Eight playoffs for the 2017 Dual National Championship.

Only three seconds separated the first- and second-place teams, with just 17 seconds between first and third place. In the end, Team Fel-Pro from Tulsa Technology Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, came out on top with an average time of 17:06.

The times were based on three parts: the average of the three times in which the teams competed; the penalty minutes added for mistakes made during disassembly and reassembly; and a 50-question written test on parts and tools identification, along with general engine and rules knowledge.

Each of the winning students earned a scholarship ranging from $5,000–$10,000 from Ohio Technical College, the School of Automotive Machinists & Technology, or Universal Technical Institute.

Visit www.hotroddersoftomorrow.com for more information and to view the final standings.

  Market Report
SEMA’s monthly “Industry Indicators Report” provides a high-level snapshot of the overall U.S. economy, with an emphasis on economic data that directly or indirectly affects the automotive aftermarket industry and SEMA-member businesses.
   

SEMA’s New Report Tracks Economic Trends

In an effort to keep SEMA members informed about the current marketplace and economic environment, the SEMA Market Research department has developed a monthly “Industry Indicators Report.” This report provides a high-level snapshot of the overall U.S. economy, with an emphasis on economic data that directly or indirectly affects the automotive aftermarket industry and members’ businesses.

In addition to the economic indicators, each report also showcases newly released data gathered from current SEMA Market Research reports and other topics of interest to the automotive aftermarket industry.

Because this is a brand-new benefit for members, the SEMA Market Research department welcomes feedback and suggestions.

To view the current “Industry Indicators Report,” visit www.sema.org/market-research.

SEMA GarageSEMA has a ’16 Ford Ranger available for members to measure in order to create export-ready products. This vehicle is among the most customized vehicles abroad but not yet sold in the United States.  
   

International Vehicles Available for Measuring at SEMA Garage

SEMA-member companies that haven’t yet measured two globally popular vehicles are invited to sign up now. SEMA has a ’16 Australian-spec 3.2L diesel-powered right-hand-drive 4x4 double-cab Ford Ranger and ’16 2.7L gasoline-powered left-hand-drive Toyota HiLux double cab with an Australian-spec bed available. They are the latest two SEMA imports designed to provide members with free access to otherwise hard-to-obtain vehicles in order to produce export-ready products.

Schedule a time to measure one or both vehicles at the SEMA Garage in Diamond Bar, California. The trucks can also be transported to your facility, if needed.

To reserve a vehicle, contact Stephanie Martinez at stephaniem@sema.org. To suggest vehicles SEMA should consider adding to the program, contact Linda Spencer at lindas@sema.org.

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