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SEMA announces SEMA Show Award Finalists

SEMA and the NACAT Education Foundation have announced the three finalists for the 2017 SEMA – NACAT Education Foundation SEMA Show Award. The award recognizes and supports top instructors who develop exemplary aftermarket curriculum, inspire student involvement, and elevate the quality of future industry professionals. Each of the finalists will be granted airfare to the SEMA Show while having their hotel accommodations paid for three nights.  The finalists will be recognized at the SEMA Show Student Program Education Partners’ Lunch, on October 31st, at which time the over-all winner will be revealed.  The yet-to-be-named award winner will also have their registration fee paid for the 2018 NACAT Conference, to be held July 16-19, 2018, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

James Curry, NACAT Education Foundation Executive Director stated, “We received many quality applications, and the judging was very close!  It is exciting to learn how educators are bringing the aftermarket into the classroom to assist in student betterment.  We would like to congratulate the finalists and ask those who were not finalists this year to please apply again for the 2018 award. Thank you for participating and for being such positive models within the industry and education. The dedication that was inherent in each application illustrates the hard work being done by countless educators to help diminish the skills gap and lead the next generation of technicians.”

Zane Clark, SEMA Senior Director of Education, stated, “The NACAT Education Foundation is a natural partner as we share a common interest in recognizing automotive instructors.  Educators that promote the aftermarket and inspire students to live out their passion will sustain our industry for years to come.”

The three finalists are:

  • JD Zajicek:  JD is an educator at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary, Alberta
  • Jeff Wilson:  Jeff is a teacher at Kingwood Park High School in Kingwood, Texas
  • Robert Hill:  Robert is a teacher at Santa Ynez High School in Santa Ynez, California

SEMA and the NACAT Education Foundation would once more like to congratulate the finalists.

finalists
SEMA announces SEMA Show Award Finalists

SEMA and the NACAT Education Foundation have announced the three finalists for the 2017 SEMA – NACAT Education Foundation SEMA Show Award. The award recognizes and supports top instructors who develop exemplary aftermarket curriculum, inspire student involvement, and elevate the quality of future industry professionals. Each of the finalists will be granted airfare to the SEMA Show while having their hotel accommodations paid for three nights.  The finalists will be recognized at the SEMA Show Student Program Education Partners’ Lunch, on October 31st, at which time the over-all winner will be revealed.  The yet-to-be-named award winner will also have their registration fee paid for the 2018 NACAT Conference, to be held July 16-19, 2018, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

James Curry, NACAT Education Foundation Executive Director stated, “We received many quality applications, and the judging was very close!  It is exciting to learn how educators are bringing the aftermarket into the classroom to assist in student betterment.  We would like to congratulate the finalists and ask those who were not finalists this year to please apply again for the 2018 award. Thank you for participating and for being such positive models within the industry and education. The dedication that was inherent in each application illustrates the hard work being done by countless educators to help diminish the skills gap and lead the next generation of technicians.”

Zane Clark, SEMA Senior Director of Education, stated, “The NACAT Education Foundation is a natural partner as we share a common interest in recognizing automotive instructors.  Educators that promote the aftermarket and inspire students to live out their passion will sustain our industry for years to come.”

The three finalists are:

  • JD Zajicek:  JD is an educator at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary, Alberta
  • Jeff Wilson:  Jeff is a teacher at Kingwood Park High School in Kingwood, Texas
  • Robert Hill:  Robert is a teacher at Santa Ynez High School in Santa Ynez, California

SEMA and the NACAT Education Foundation would once more like to congratulate the finalists.

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