ASA’s Vision HiTech Training and Expo will be held March 5-8 in Kansas City. Shops that attend are encouraged to apply for several awards that will be handed out at next year’s event.
Service Facility of the Year
This award spotlights a single shop’s efforts to promote professionalism in the automotive service industry, and judges review the business’s practices, industry and association participation, community involvement and physical appearance of the facility and team. In addition, nominees must have a measurable customer satisfaction index (CSI) method, such as AAA, NAPA or CARQUEST, and must maintain a minimum average score of 95. This award is open to any shop attending VISION 2015. Apply here.
The VISION Humanitarian Award was established in 2012 to recognize outstanding contributions in the community. The recipient of the annual award is recognized at the VISION Celebration of Independents Awards Dinner on Saturday evening. Contact ASA to apply for this award.
Does your shop’s website provide a "wow" factor that impresses customers and potential customers alike? Does your site promote professionalism in the service industry while providing critical information to consumers about your business? An independent panel of judges reviews websites on the following criteria: content, structure and navigation, visual design, functionality, interactivity and overall visitor experience. The award is open to collision repair and mechanical service facilities; nominees must have at least one employee attending training at VISION 2015. Apply here.
Green Star Service Facility Award
The Green Star Service Facility designation is awarded to environmentally friendly repair shops that promote sound and safe recycling and disposal of shop waste products, such as tires, fluids, batteries and refrigerants. The awards committee also reviews training practices, pollution prevention programs and the use of environmentally friendly products and services. All shops meeting the criteria will be recognized at the awards dinner at VISION 2015. Apply here.
The Robert L. O’Connor Memorial Scholarship
The Robert L. O’Connor Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually for a recipient to attend management training at the VISION HiTech Training & Expo. The ideal candidate must be a first-time VISION attendee, demonstrate a desire to attend management training and exhibit a financial need to attend VISION. Apply here.
VISION Technical Scholarship
The VISION Technical Scholarship is awarded annually for a recipient to attend VISION HiTech Training & Expo. Scholarship includes gratis conference registration and hotel accommodations for up to two nights. One need not be a member of the ASA to apply for this scholarship. The applicant must be a first-time attendee at the 2015 VISION HiTech Training & Expo. Apply here.
ASA-Midwest Student Scholarship
ASA-Midwest has four (4) $1,000 scholarships available to high school and college students pursuing a career in the automotive service industry. Included with the scholarship is a gratis weekend training package at VISION 2015. Apply here.