North American International Auto Show Hosts “Education Day” on January 24th
While many attendees of the Detroit Auto Show are anticipating their favorite brand’s debuts for 2018, some attendees are counting down to Education Day that will be held on Wednesday, January 24th. Each year, the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) invites Michigan students to spend a day browsing the displays and learning about the latest advances in the vehicle industry.
“NAIAS Education Day gives students a behind-the-scenes look at the auto industry with the hope that it will inspire a whole new generation of automotive thought leaders,” said Ryan LaFontaine, 2018 NAIAS Chairman. “We’d like to think that students walk away with a better understanding of and appreciation for the rapidly changing pace of the world of mobility.”
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Cars aren’t the only emphasis of this academic experience, however. The event schedule will include credit and budgeting sessions, sponsored by Ally Financial Inc., to enlighten students about the basics of managing their money and maintaining good credit. The goal is not just to give young people a great head start in managing their future finances, but also to provide a rudimentary education about how to go about funding their first car—a very practical application of their newly-gleaned financial skills, considering the car-themed focus of the auto show event as a whole.
4,000 students representing 81 different schools attended last year’s Education Day. This year’s event promises to be just as effective in reaching local youth, both to share the newest developments in the auto world as well as to inspire students’ interest in pursuing jobs in the field.
We commend NAIAS for investing in the next generation of vehicle industry professionals.
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