Sacramento, Calif.—WORLDPAC has made a contribution to CAWA’s scholarship fund. At the association’s recent annual dinner gala in Las Vegas, Bob Cushing, WORLPAC’s president and CEO, handed CAWA’s President and CEO Rodney Pierini a $25,000 check for the association’s scholarship program.
Pierini announced the contribution to the November dinner attendees at its annual dinner gala prior to Industry Week. He said CAWA and WORLDPAC have similar goals in providing scholarships to current and future aftermarket associates, as well as automotive high school teachers.
“Tonight, I was handed a check from an organization that believes, as CAWA does, that is, to support students and automotive high school teachers as part of our responsibility and to give back to the industry we serve. Supporting education has been a hallmark of CAWA and WORLDPAC,” Pierini said.
According to Mr. Cushing, WORLDPAC made the contribution as “a demonstration of our commitment toward the ongoing recruitment and training of tomorrow’s automotive technicians. CAWA’s scholarship fund is a perfect way for us to participate in addressing one of the industry’s biggest challenges, the growing shortage of automotive technicians.”