2024 Auto Care Association Education, Women in Auto Care Awards now open

The Auto Care Association announced the opening of its 2024 industry awards season. Dozens of industry leaders are recognized each year through the association’s awards, which are given to individuals and companies demonstrating excellence in the auto care industry through professional development, outstanding communication efforts and educational initiatives for the advancement of the next generation.

By Zoi’ Holloway of the Auto Care Association Staff

The Auto Care Association announced the opening of its 2024 industry awards season. Dozens of industry leaders are recognized each year through the association’s awards, which are given to individuals and companies demonstrating excellence in the auto care industry through professional development, outstanding communication efforts and educational initiatives for the advancement of the next generation.

Recipients of the awards will have demonstrated their ability to rise to the occasion in a dynamic industry landscape and position themselves and their companies for future success. All Auto Care Association member companies and employees are eligible to participate. 

Auto Care Education (ACE) Award

The Auto Care Education (ACE) Award recognizes companies (small, medium and large) dedicated to excellence in education, investing in the growth of knowledge and skills within their organization and/or throughout the industry. This may include employee training, customer education programs, programs for instructor and/or students, and other education programs for the industry at-large. Award winners will be selected by the Auto Care Association Education Committee. 

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The deadline to apply for the ACE Award is June 28, 2024. 

Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education Award 

The Mort Schwartz Award recognizes an individual who best advances the concepts and programs for education or continuing education in the North American auto care industry. Nominations should be submitted for the individual’s innovation, advancement or outstanding efforts in education and training programs, or scholarship fundraising efforts. Award winners will be selected by the Auto Care Association Education Committee.

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The deadline to apply for the Mort Schwartz Award is June 28, 2024. 

Women in Auto Care Awards 

Women in Auto Care annually honors deserving women throughout the industry. The Women in Auto Care Awards include: “Women of Excellence” and “Female Shop Owner of the Year”, with the “Lifetime Achievement Award”, “Outstanding Leadership Award”, and “Company Ally of the Year Award.” 

The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually to a woman who is a leader, mentor and role model who has made significant and outstanding contributions to the auto care industry throughout her entire career in the industry, leaving a legacy behind her. The Outstanding Leadership Award (previously “Woman of the Year”) is presented annually to a woman who is making current, outstanding contributions to the auto care industry and/or Women in Auto Care while demonstrating role model behaviors, leadership and commitment to the advancement of women. The Company Ally of the Year Award is presented annually to a company that shows significant support for women, both internally and externally. 
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The deadline to apply for the Women in Auto Care Awards is July 12, 2024. 

To learn more about these awards and to apply, visit autocare.org/awards


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