DSMA is pleased to announce the continuation of award support for students studying in the Automotive Business School of Canada (ABSC) programs at Georgian College.
Three entrance awards, known as the DSMA Diversity Awards, which will be distributed over three years, are each valued at $2,500 and will be presented to students who self-identify as female, Black or Indigenous.
MARKHAM, ON / September 5, 2023 / Dealer Solutions Mergers & Acquisitions (DSMA), a North American M&A Firm specializing in Automotive, announced the continuation of support of a Diversity Award for students studying in the Automotive Business School of Canada (ABSC) programs at Georgian College in Barrie, ON, Canada. As a successful business owner who has spent much of his career in the automotive industry, DSMA Founder and CEO Farid Ahmad acknowledges that this commitment is about supporting the next generation of professionals who aspire to work in the automotive sector. He adds that “the automotive industry has always been a great industry to build a career because of the multitude of opportunities, but also because of the people who work within it.”
Ahmad, along with his partner Maxime Theoret, and with the support of the entire DSMA team, have chosen to offer these entrance awards as a way to help diversify the automotive industry further, acknowledging that “while the industry has come a long way in our efforts to expand representation in our sector, there is still work to be done and there are still underrepresented groups that deserve the opportunity to work in such a great industry. To this end, the automotive industry will benefit from engaging underrepresented groups in the conversations and decisions that are happening across our sector. We are proud to be a part of the solution.”
The awards will allow students to gain automotive industry experience in dealership operations, vehicle manufacturing, aftermarket and more, and will help students to expand their professional networks through co-operative education opportunities and exposure to industry events.
Jason Dale, ABSC Executive Director shares that “Georgian College is honoured to see our students benefit from the generosity of industry partners like DSMA, and is thankful that DMSA is helping to bring the dreams of our underrepresented student communities to fruition.”
About Georgian College
Georgian is MORE than an education – it’s an experience. The college offers 130+ market-driven programs, from degrees
and diplomas, to certificates, apprenticeships, corporate training and more. A recognized leader in co-operative education, Georgian has one of the highest graduate employment rates among Ontario colleges. It’s the first – and only – college in Canada designated a changemaker college by Ashoka U for its role as a leader in social innovation and changemaking in higher education.
DSMA (Dealer Solutions North America) is North America’s leading automotive intelligence and M&A advisory service, having completed 1500+ dealership valuations and 400+ successful transactions in the past 10 years. For more information, please visit www.dsma.com.
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