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By: Jessica Dade, Assistant Executive Director of the Education Foundation

It’s no secret that our industry relies upon a robust pipeline of highly skilled automotive technicians for sustainment. 

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Last year, we had record growth in scholarship awards that have had tangible results.  We have more students taking advantage of our scholarship programs, more students enrolling in degree based automotive technology programs resulting more students in experiential learning opportunities in member shops that often result in careers for them, and a reliable labor pool for our members.  2018’s 20 for 20 fundraiser was instrumental in making that possible. 

For 2019, we kicked off 20 for 20 at the NHADA Annual Convention.  20 for 20 is a jumpstart to sales of tickets for the Big Raffle, a primary source of revenue for our various education programs to include scholarships.  Members can purchase Big Raffle tickets, sponsoring the tickets for high school automotive technology students.  The goal is to have every Auto 2 student sponsored by our members.  This demonstrates the investment that each of you have in their education and reminds them that we have great career opportunities right here in New Hampshire during and after their schooling.

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Many students have already been sponsored.  Thanks to the following members for already stepping up and committing to the 20 for 20 drive:

  • Auto/Mate, Inc.
  • AutoFair Automotive Group
  • AutoNorth Pre-Owned Superstore
  • AutoServ Dealer Group
  • Belknap Subaru
  • Betley Chevrolet
  • Bill Dube Ford Toyota
  • Bob & Sons Automotive
  • Bournival Jeep
  • Cantin Chevrolet
  • Contemporary Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
  • Crest Motors
  • Dupont Service Center
  • Gurney's Automotive Repair
  • Hampton Ford
  • Holloway Buick GMC
  • Lambert Auto Sales
  • MB Tractor & Equipment
  • Marshall Garage
  • Merchants Fleet
  • North Country Ford
  • Peters Honda
  • Portsmouth Ford
  • Precision Imports
  • Rochester Motor Sports
  • Sanel NAPA
  • Souhegan Valley Motorsports
  • Sullivan Tire/Lift Works
  • Tulley Automotive Group, Inc.
  • Volvo Cars of Exeter

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If you haven’t sponsored any programs yet, it’s not too late.  Contact Jessica Dade at jdade@nhada.com to find out how you can get 20 for 20 tickets for students near you.


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Jessica Dade, Assistant Executive Director of the Education Foundation

Jessica represents New Hampshire’s automotive industry and acts as its liaison with high school automotive technology programs and those within the Community College System of New Hampshire. Serving on advisory boards specific to the automotive technology, she also sits on state-wide boards relating to greater workforce issues that influence the whole automotive industry. Taking a holistic approach to training and education, Jessica is aspiring to recruit, train and retain the highest quality students to grow and sustain a robust automotive industry.


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