River Valley People & Places - August 2017


The Automotive & Collision Industry Job Fair will be Friday, Sept. 29, at Gateway Motorsports Park, 700 Raceway Blvd., in Madison. The event is held by the St. Louis I-CAR Committee, which has joined forces with NHRA and the U.S. Army Youth & Education Services (Y.E.S.) Program and is an opportunity to meet hundreds of potential employees from area technical schools. Students will attend the Y.E.S. Program and then move to the I-CAR Job Fair tent, where 30 to 40 employers will be ready to interview the students. By joining forces, the St. Louis I-CAR chapter anticipates between 800 and 1,200 students will attend both events, representing Automotive, Collision, Engineering, Science, and Math programs at 10 to 12 vocational programs in Missouri and Illinois high schools and colleges. Generated fees will be donated to the schools. The guest speaker will be NHRA driver Antron Brown. For more information, contact Gene or Doug Slattery at 636-343-8101, gene@automotivetechnology.com, or Shelly Jones at 314-601-2789, shelly@shaeferautobody.com.

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes’ latest third quarter 2017 training schedule was recently announced including Chicago classes. “Painter Certification” course will be Sept. 10 and Sept. 11; “Color Adjustment and Blending,” Sept. 12 and Sept. 13. All courses are two days. For more information about Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes courses, visit its training section at www.sherwin-automotive.com/refinish/training-support/ or call 1-800-798-5872.


The Complete Auto Body & Repair 15th Annual Charity Golf Scramble will be Friday, Sept. 8, at Florissant Golf Club, 50 Country Club Lane, in Florissant. The event will benefit Responder Rescue and The Backstoppers. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the golf begins at 10 a.m. For more info, call 314-731-7999, or email Christina.rayfield@completeab.com or kurtbarks@completeab.com

The Enterprise 2017 Golf Classic will be Monday, Oct. 2, at Norwood Hills Country Club, benefiting USO Missouri. Registration deadline is Sept. 25. For more information, contact Tricia Belz at 314-713-0818, tricia.s.belz@erac.com, or Keith Hoeferlin at 314-506-4977, keith.j.hoeferlin@erac.com.

InstaCredit Automart has created a new scholarship in partnership with Ranken Technical College to help train more students in its Automotive Technology Program. The new Community Scholarship is for students in the St. Louis metropolitan area. InstaCredit Automart is also developing a new paid-apprenticeship program for Ranken Technical College students with a commitment to hiring Ranken automotive program graduates. For more information on InstaCredit Automart’s new Community Scholarship with Ranken Technical College, contact Nicholas Wolfe at nicholas.wolfe@insta-credit.com.

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