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Developed and completely underwritten by Multi Parts, the SPARK Initiative has successfully completed its third year. In 2016, Multi Parts hosted 14 SPARK students, each of whom received an all-expense paid trip to the AAPEX show held at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, November 1-3, 2016.

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The students, selected by Multi Parts for their demonstrated interest in pursuing careers in the core business areas of the automotive aftermarket, shadowed 21 industry leaders throughout their time at SPARK2016 and within the AAPEX show. These “Guiding Lights,” together with eight aftermarket icons, offered students a personal introduction to the industry, designed to broaden their understanding of what aftermarket professionals do and how they might pursue careers alongside them.

The brainchild of Multi Parts Chairman Barry Cohn, the SPARK Initiative has more than doubled in size since its 2014 inaugural year. “Each year that we are able to connect more talented young people to the industry icons in manufacturing, distribution and the associations, is a win for the aftermarket,” Barry commented. “When they see our industry presented on full display at AAPEX, they really get it and want to be a part of it. That’s the power of SPARK.”