Education Day: Mayor drops in, students hear about auto careers
This year the Auto Show had a special Education Day when the show opened, Friday, Jan. 23. WANADAês Automobile Dealer Education Institute (ADEI) sent invitations to the area schools it works with, and about 450 students came to the show eager to learn more about the industry.
Veteran automotive journalists Warren Brown, writer of a syndicated car column in the Washington Post, and Ron Cogan, publisher of Green Car Journal, who both have a long history with the WAS, talked to the students. Brown and Cogan spoke about job opportunities in the auto industry and the ways that the industry is changing.
An added bonus that required some last-minute planning by show officials — Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser came by to encourage students in their career directions.Download Bulletin PDF