Northwest NEWS

November 25, 2002

Local News

Blair McIntosh graduates from Dealer Candidate Academy

Blair McIntosh of Kirkland Chrysler Jeep graduated recently from the Dealer Candidate Academy of the National Automobile Dealers Association. This specialized training curriculum is designed to prepare dealer-successors and key management personnel to operate a new car or truck dealership.
   McIntosh plans to use the skills developed at the Academy to prepare for further management responsibilities at his family-owned dealership, Kirkland Chrysler Jeep.
   He earned a degree in history from the University of Washington.
   The NADA/ATD Dealer Candidate Academy is an intensive 12-month apprenticeship course in dealership management. Six weeks of classroom study are combined with 45 weeks of in-dealership training to prepare students for dealership management positions.
   The National Automobile Dealers Association represents 19,500 franchised new-car and -truck dealers holding nearly 40,000 separate franchises, domestic and import.