To our knowledge, The Metro Atlanta Automobile Dealers Association was the first to open a sales/fixed operations training center that’s totally owned and operated by a automotive dealer association for its members.
The 40,000 square foot Interstate North Parkway location has five large classrooms that can be used for a variety of training programs. Each classroom has high-speed internet connections, ceiling-mounted projection equipment with DVD, video and surround sound capability. The fixed operations center has 6 service bays, a down draft spray booth, frame machine and detail workshop and can provide real world, hands on training for tech and auto body students.
The facility is also the home for the association’s administration offices and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution International Auto Show. This annual event is one of the largest auto shows in the nation, with over 650,000 square feet of display area.
Since its inception in 1995, MAADA’s Academy for Automotive Professionals has provided sales, management and fixed operations training for thousands of locals. It is recognized as one of the elite automotive training institutions in the nation.
“Our training programs are very beneficial to our 160 dealer members who are always looking for qualified personnel for their sales, service and body repair departments,” remarked Shayne Wilson, President of MAADA. “All of our programs offer trainees classroom and interactive training by highly qualified instructors.”
The Metro Atlanta Automobile Dealers Association is made up of over 160 franchised new car and truck dealers from the 18 county Metro Atlanta area. The association and its members strive to uphold the highest standards of honesty and integrity and continuously work together to improve the car buying experience for Metro Atlanta consumers.