One of the MDA's main priorities is to promote and highlight the numerous career options in a franchised new vehicle dealership. From promoting the industry and recruiting interested applicants at career fairs, motor shows and school events, to working in partnership with educational institutions - the MDA is committed to ensuring life-long learning opportunities for staff at our member dealerships.
The MDA Education Foundation was established to provide an avenue for scholarship opportunities to dealership staff. From trade and technical scholarships, to bursaries for finance and dealership management programs at SAIT, Georgian College and Northwood University; the MDA wants to provide assistance where it is needed, and reward excellence in academic achievements.
The MDA Education Foundation is also proud to have ongoing scholarships, bursaries and educational partnerships with the following institutions:
- Grande Prairie Regional College
- Lakeland College
- Lethbridge College
- Medicine Hat College
- Red Deer College
- Automotive Business School of Canada. Georgian College (Barrie, ON)
- Northwood University (Midland Michigan)
- Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training