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November 23, 2020 to November 25, 2020

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Virtual Student Aftermarket Day



The 2020 Student Aftermarket Day has been transformed into a 3-day virtual event. Promoting aftermarket career opportunities to youth in Canada is of the utmost importance to ensure that the aftermarket industry remains vibrant. The Automotive Business School of Canada at Georgian College offers a unique program for automotive students, including automotive aftermarket courses. Join students from sales, marketing, and other related programs for the three-day virtual conference that provides an excellent opportunity to discuss the aftermarket and the industry's future and network with potential new employees.

Organized by the Young Professionals in the Aftermarket (YPA) Committee & AIA Canada, this year's virtual conference will feature industry speakers, a panel discussion, a virtual career fair, and the most anticipated "best-in-class" student presentations. Day 2 and 3 will leave room for a virtual career fair - the perfect opportunity to connect the students to the industry. The always-popular trivia game will be available during the three-day event through the platform's gamification experience.


PROGRAM AT A GLANCE: (Subject to change)

Activity: Curbside Chat #1
October 19th, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM – 1:30 Pm EST
Special Guest: Malcolm Sissmore, North American Vice President Sales of Delphi Technologies.
Topic: What Emerging Vehicle Technology Means For the Aftermarket.


Session #1:Industry Expert Panel Discussion (Pre-recorded)
November 232020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST
Shannon Spano - Vice President Sales at Castrol (Wakefield Canada Inc.)
Kyle Sawyer - Mixed Store Owner with Fountain Tire
Brad Cochrane - Director of Sales Operations & Training at Napa Auto Parts
Derek Suen - Manager of New Product Development at Dorman Products
Host: JF Champagne - President, AIA Canada
Topic: Unpacking the aftermaket!

Session #2: CO-op & Internship Placements Learnng Session with June Martin (Pre-recorded)
November 23, 2020
Session availale at:10:00 AM 
Speaker: June Martin - Employer Relations Consultant, Georgian College

Session #3 & #4: Virtual Career Fair (Live)
November 24 & 252020
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM EST
Exhibitor: “Coming Soon”

Session #5: 2020 Outlook Study - AFtermarket Workforce Snapshot (Pre-recorded)
Date: November 24, 2020
Session available at: 10:00 AM EST
Speaker: Shamsia Quraishi - Project Manager, AIA Canada

Session #6: Students Presentation day (Pre-recorded)
Date: November 25, 2020
Videos available at 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM EST

Session #7: AAEC Presentation with Bob Greenwood & Graduate Annoucements (Pre-recorded)
Date: November 25, 2020
Videos available at 11:00 AM EST
Presented by: Bob Greenwood - President & CEO, AAEC


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