ASA-Midwest and industry leaders introduce students to aftermarket careers
St. Louis—The St. Louis Chapter of ASA-Midwest held its second annual Automotive Career Panel and Dinner at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park. The event was mainly for students seeking a career in the automotive service industry and was an introduction to local independent shop owners and managers. It was an opportunity for students, parents and educators to make a connection with potential employers, learn more about the industry and get their questions answered.
Attendees received answers from panelists, who included Mike Silva, owner - Advanced Auto Service; Bob McGartland, owner - Robinwood Auto Service; Jim Edwards, technician - Kevin’s Car Care; Steve Pokorny, owner - STS Car Care; Clinton Nesselbush, technician - Robinwood Auto Service; and Mike Mann, territory manager - NAPA Auto Parts.
The event was led by ASA-Midwest St. Louis Chapter President Doug Jacquot, and hosted by Rick Anthes, associate professor of Automotive Technology at St. Louis Community College.
Imo’s Pizza was provided by NAPA as well as drinks and desserts from St. Louis Community College.