Finding a Sponsor

NOTE: APPLICANTS MAY INTERVIEW WITH ANY DEALERSHIP AFTER THEY HAVE SUCCESSFULLY TESTED AND INTERVIEWED WITH THE ASSET INSTRUCTOR. However, acceptance into the program only comes after all assessments, applications and dealer sponsorship forms have been approved by Ford Motor Company.

Key points to remember:

  • Ford dealerships are independent businesses - they are not employees of Ford Motor Co. When looking for a sponsor, you are looking for a job.
  • DMACC and the Ford Training Center will provide assistance in giving guidance and identifying interested dealerships.
  • BUT - Sponsors are not assigned.
  • An ASSET student will be an employee and a student, although the two should never conflict.
  • Some dealers may choose not to participate.
  • THE INTERVIEW - Call ahead for an appointment before you make a personal contact.
    • Be Prepared:
      • Clean
      • Neat
      • Confident of goals and skills
      • Complete the ASSET Candidate Interview Form as neatly as possible before the interview, i.e. high school transcripts, reference letters, etc.
    • Your first priority should be convincing the dealer that you will make a good employee.
    • Applicants may speak to the Dealer (owner), General Manager or Service Manager.
    • If you aren't sure who to see, ask for the Dealer first, then the Service Manager.

Don't be discouraged if your first attempt doesn't result in finding a dealership to sponsor you.