AMI to honor 20th class of graduates during Industry Week 2014

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The Automotive Management Institute (AMI) will honor its 20th class of Accredited Automotive Managers (AAMs) during Industry Week 2014, set for July 29-Aug. 2, at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Mich.

The AAM is awarded to automotive service professionals after they successfully complete course work and earn 120 credits of management education. Graduates are recognized during a formal cap and gown ceremony, and more than 1,700 individuals have earned the AAM designation with approximately 100 new graduates each year.

Industry Week 2014 will co-locate several of the industry’s key events, including the International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE), the Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS), the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) Conference, and the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) Meeting.

“Many events are planned for Industry Week 2014, giving our new graduates an exciting forum during which to be honored,” said AMI executive director Toni Slaton, AAM.

“Graduates will also have the opportunity to take in everything Industry Week will offer, including a premier trade show, meetings, conferences, networking and education essential to their business success.”

As a result of the anticipated size and scope of the new Industry Week, AMI will not hold a graduation ceremony during the upcoming Automotive Service and Repair Week (ASRW) in October in Las Vegas. It will, however, offer more than 41 AMI-approved classes during ASRW, giving students an opportunity to earn credits toward the AAM and potentially graduate in July 2014.

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