Creating Career Paths in Automotive
JM&A Group is investing in increasing representation and opportunities for women in the retail automotive space by elevating talent through free, immersive training* on leadership skills and key automotive profit centers.
By providing mentorship and development, we aim to identify and upskill more diverse candidates in our sector.
Learn, Grow and Excel with JM&A Group
Fast-track your career prospects with targeted courses, flexible training options and mentorship.
With deep-dives in core automotive profit centers, including F&I, sales and service, plus advanced leadership principles and management training, you’ll elevate your skillsets and bring value back to your team.
In-person and Virtual Training
Following four days of intensive leadership skills and dealership management training at our headquarters in Deerfield Beach, Florida, you will participate in ongoing virtual sessions covering core dealership operations.
Mentorship and Networking
As part of your cohort of 10-15 selected participants, you’ll be supported by your peers through networking opportunities as well as connected to mentors across the industry for a well-rounded program experience.
“JM&A Group is committed to creating career paths for under-represented groups in the automotive retail industry. By providing mentorship, development and promotional opportunities, we can proactively attract more diverse candidates to our sector and elevate those who are already in the industry.”
Vice President of Sales Enablement
Career Advancement Program Details
- August 1 - Deadline to submit your application
- At least 1 year of automotive retail experience
- Currently employed within auto retail industry (must still be employed in auto industry at the time the class takes place)
- In good standing with current employer
- At this time, JM Family associates are not eligible for consideration
To be considered, you must fill out an application form online that includes your information and a brief statement of interest. A selection committee will review applications and select winners, utilizing objective criteria that will be applied equally to all applicants and prioritizing a balanced and diverse cohort.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is JM&A Group, and why are they positioned to help me elevate my career?
JM&A Group is one of the preeminent dealer partners in the auto retail industry. We have provided F&I products, training, consulting services, and more to over 3,300 dealer partners across the country for the past 45 years. In short, we are auto retail experts who know what it takes to be a leader in the industry.
Who is eligible for the program?
All women currently employed in the auto retail industry (at both the time of application and enrollment), with at least 1 year of prior auto retail experience, who are in good standing with their employer. At this time JM Family associates are not eligible for consideration.
Are there prerequisites?
Other than the program eligibility requirements, there is no prerequisite training or course certification required to participate in this program.
What financial investment is required from me?
JM&A will provide the program free of charge. Enrollees are responsible for their travel, expenses, and lodging to attend in-person training. Any/all taxes associated with the award are the responsibility of the recipient/enrollee.
What format is this program?
There is a 4 day in-person immersion, followed by 3 subsequent 1.5-hour virtual sessions.
What is the time investment required from me?
Outside of the 4-day in-person immersion and 3 subsequent 1.5-hour virtual sessions, there is no additional time investment required.
Is this program accredited?
JM&A offers in-depth training to the auto retail industry, but is not affiliated with a licensed or accredited school – as a result, this program is not accredited by a US Department of Education-recognized accrediting body.
*Terms and Conditions
The terms of the program including content, etc. may be modified solely at the discretion of JM&A Group. JM&A Group can cancel the program at any time in its sole discretion. Program participants will receive free in-person and online training. Participants are responsible for their own individual travel and expenses. The recipient cannot sell, transfer or assign participation in the program. Any and all taxes associated with the award are the responsibility of the recipient/enrollee If the awarded recipient cannot make any of the sessions, JM&A Group will do its best to accommodate the enrollee but makes no representation that makeup classes or adjusted scheduling is possible. JM&A Group does not guarantee career advancement through this program.