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CABDA to Offer Scholarships for PBMA Technical Workshops

Published October 17, 2018

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Chicago, IL, September 16th, 2018: CABDA Expo announced on Wednesday that they are enhancing their commitment to training and education by offering scholarships to the upcoming PBMA Technical Workshop in Phoenix, November 5-8.

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Mechanics and other interested participants can save $100 off the $375 registration cost, and for those with true financial need, CABDA will pay for the entire registration. Registration includes a catered reception on Monday evening, lunch and snacks on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, as well as all workshop materials.

This is CABDA's second sponsorship of the PBMA's regional tech summits. In June, Bicycle Retailer reported on CABDA's initial scholarship offer, after the BPSA rejected PBMA's grant request.

"Our commitment to training and education should go beyond the dates of our trade shows and beyond the walls of our convention halls. We're going to help bring the training local and we're going to help subsidize the costs as much as we can." CABDA Show Director Jim Kersten said.

CABDA's offer is open to any shop employee and even business owner, but both the event and funding are limited.

CABDA's partnership with the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association began two years ago and has grown considerably. PBMA now organizes and hosts the Education Series at both CABDA West and CABDA Midwest.

"We need to invest in our people more than a couple days out of the year. And we should be doing it all across the country." Kersten added "We cannot do anything about tariffs or trade wars, but we can make sure that our shops are at the top of their game in every other category."

CABDA West takes place January 16-17 at the Del Mar Racetrack near San Diego, will feature indoor and outdoor exhibits and demos. CABDA Midwest takes place February 13-14 at the Schaumburg Convention Center near Chicago.

Interested mechanics and shop employees can register for the PBMA workshop at www.probma.org/phoenix.html. Use code "CABDAPhx" to save $100.

Those wishing to apply for the financial aid scholarship should contact jim@cabda.com.

Topics associated with this article: Retailer education, CABDA

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