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News   April 14, 2016   by Steve Pawlett

New Auto Care Career and Education Award (ACE) Application Now Available


The Auto Care Association is now accepting applications for a new award, the Auto Care Career and Education Award (ACE), to honor auto care companies that continually provide the culture for and facilitation of employee career development, and invest in employee education and training.

The ACE award, formerly known as the Head of the Class Award, recognizes three companies designated by total number of employees. The award winners will be selected by the Auto Care Association Education Committee.

“With the association’s emphasis on providing tools for career development and employee retention, the Education Committee decided to add a focus on employee career development to the award,” said Sue Kalish, senior director, education, Auto Care Association. “As employees grow in their roles and within the company, this in turn contributes to the success of the company. The ACE award will recognize companies for their commitment to providing opportunities for employees to increase their knowledge and improve skill-building, in addition to providing the environment and culture for individual employee growth. We are delighted to showcase these companies that can serve as examples for other auto care industry companies to follow.”

Companies winning the previous Head of the Class Award note that the recognition for their education and training program increased their reputation in both their employees’ and customers’ eyes. The companies used the materials, logos, promotion and other materials provided by the association for their own promotion campaigns.

To apply, use the online application form, available at The online application format enables applicants to enter, save and re-access text, attach sample pdf documents and include internet links. Applicants are encouraged to focus on their company’s career development, education and training story, and to outline their approach and return on investment.

Applications are due by May 20. Winning companies will be notified in June. Winners will be recognized during Fall Leadership Days 2016 in Washington, D.C. Winning companies will also be featured in the Auto Care Insider publication in 2016 .

For more information, visit or contact Sue Kalish, senior director, education, Auto Care Association, at 301-654-6664 or

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