ASA is continues to forge alliances with other industry associations and organizations. Please take a few moments to learn more about the missions and goals of the groups we work with.Automotive Management Institute (AMI) is the leading provider of management education for the automotive service and collision repair industry. Its accredited curriculum consists of more than 700 courses taught by more than 150 faculty members. The fields of study focus on five areas of business management: marketing and sales, operations and service, management and administration, financial management, and personnel and human resource development. Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG) is an initiative that was developed to help improve the quality and accuracy of collision repair estimates, through proactive feedback from the collision repair industry and other “end users” to the Information Providers (IPs) that supply the databases for the various estimating products. The DEG was created, equally funded and maintained by industry groups, including the Automotive Service Association (ASA). Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) is an annual event for the automotive aftermarket industry that brings together the varied and diversified sectors to discuss solutions to common problems. All proceeds from GAAS are invested in scholarships to benefit students preparing for careers in the automotive aftermarket. Since its inception, the GAAS Scholarship program has presented awards to over 1,600 students. National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) is a cooperative effort among the automotive service industry, the equipment and tool industry, and automotive manufacturers to ensure that automotive service professionals have the information, training, and tools needed to properly diagnose and repair today’s high-tech vehicles.