BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Honda Manufacturing of Alabama is gearing up for an annual event that offers an inside look at the state’s booming automotive industry and has inspired a new generation of workers to pursue the high-tech careers it offers.
This weekend, for the third year in a row, HMA and Zoom Motorsports will present “Gear Up Your Career,” held during the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park.
The event, which brings together suppliers, staffing firms, colleges and universities, features hands-on demonstrations of the daily tasks of an Alabama autoworker. And it all happens against the backdrop of Birmingham’s premier race weekend, which drew more than 83,000 fans last year.
HMA Vice President Mike Oatridge said the growth of “Gear Up Your Career,” and the response of students, parents and others, has gone far beyond his expectations.