DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Feb. 20, 2019) -- SEMA is partnering with five high school auto shop programs throughout the country to introduce students to and create excitement for the automotive aftermarket through real-world, hands-on experience. The partnerships, which follow a successful pilot program model between SEMA and Santa Fe Early College Opportunities (ECO) High School’s automotive program in Santa Fe, New Mexico, involve students working alongside industry professionals on vehicle builds that will be auctioned off to raise money for ongoing, sustainable student customization builds.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2019) -- Applications are now being accepted at www.sema.org/speakers for industry leaders who would like to host a seminar at the 2019 SEMA Show, taking place Nov. 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The association is especially interested in speakers with experience in retail, small-business operations, economic trends and niche markets such as off-road and powersports.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 18, 2017) – SEMA launched a new program designed to support and engage high school students in the automotive hobby. As part of the pilot program, high school students will oversee and execute an entire project vehicle, including tracking time, expenses and associated resources, using a used vehicle purchased and donated by SEMA. The project will create a self-sustaining program with the completed vehicle sold to raise money for the purchase of another vehicle that can be used for a similar project the following school year.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 6, 2017) – As the automotive aftermarket industry continues to grow and business demand for qualified employees rises, the 2nd annual Student Career Day will bring SEMA Show exhibitors and students who are passionate about the automotive aftermarket industry together during the premier automotive trade show in the world. Held on Monday, Oct. 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, the Student Career Day will include hundreds of high school and college students from across the country and more than 60 SEMA Show exhibitors.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Aug. 9, 2017) – The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded $160,000 to 60 individuals this year, including 53 SEMA scholarships to current students and seven loan-forgiveness awards to employees of SEMA-member companies.
More than 30 MBA students from Le CNAM, a graduate school in Paris, France, visited the SEMA Headquarters in Diamond Bar, California, to learn about the business behind running SEMA.
SEMA’s Vehicle Dynamics Forum is scheduled for Monday, November 2, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. in rooms N258-N260 of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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