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CareerFest is an employment strategy

to fast-track the meeting of trade school graduates and employers in the San Antonio area. 

2023 CareerFest

Dates: March 31, April 1, and April 2, 2023

San Antonio, TX



Smiling Mechanic

Newly established “CareerFest” works in conjunction with CarFest, which is a subsidiary of Community of Automotive Professionals (CAP), a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to repairing 25 automotive vehicles for local US Charities. CarFest SA is the largest car-themed charity festival in San Antonio, TX. CareerFest will provide the opportunity for graduating trade school students and employers to come together to network and interview for jobs in the Automotive Industry. Each graduating student will have a portfolio containing their resume, transcripts, letters of reference and personality test results to provide employers with a well-rounded overview of each candidate.


CareerFest is an employment strategy to fast-track the meeting of entry-level Auto Mechanic/Technician graduates with employers in the San Antonio area. Typical job fairs are congested and can be busy events with lines of job seekers waiting to see company representatives in a variety of fields. We launched CareerFest to streamline the interview process and connect ideal entry-level graduates with employers. The structure of CareerFest will aid in screening candidates for existing or future job openings more efficiently and allow ample time for students to connect with hiring shops.


2023 Packages Coming Soon

2022 Employer Opportunities

Employer Registration Includes

  • Booth space (10’ x 10’) – private set-up for private interviews

  • Interview a select number of entry level students in two days

  • Student Portfolio - which will include a detailed employment packet on each student

  • Lunch Saturday

  • Event signage - one banner for booth, provided by CareerFest

  • Recognition within digital platforms


Rebate Program

  • $100 Rebate/per offer, up to three (3) offers

    • Employer must submit offer form on-site for processing and rebate inclusion

  • $250 Rebate/per hire, up to three (3) hires

    • Employee must still be employed within 60 days to be eligible for the the hire rebate

    • Employer may submit rebate form up to September 1, 2022 to receive rebate



  • Current or Previous Car Fest Repair Facility Participant/Discounted Inaugural Year Pricing/$1500

  • Repair shop Employer/Discounted Inaugural Year Pricing/$2500

  • New car franchise dealership/Discounted Inaugural Year Pricing/$5000

  • Payments due at time of registration


Terms & Conditions

  • Jobs offers will be made onsite, and can be made at any time

    • Employer Participants must interview all participants, allotted 20 minutes with each candidate

    • There is no limit to the number of offers you may make

  • The candidate book must be turned back in to the CareerFest team at the end of event, on April 9. Any employer that completed a hire, will receive the book within 60 days.

  •  All job offers are made onsite, employers may not contact candidates in binder for a period of one year. However, candidates may contact you any time in the future

  • In order to be eligible for bonuses, employee start dates must be on or before July 1, 2022

  • CareerFest management reserves the right to change or update the rules at any time with or without notice. In the event of a rules interpretation, CareerFest management has the final say, and there is no appeal process. Your attendance and participation at the event are your acknowledgment and agreement to the terms and conditions.

Limited to 25 Employers. To secure your space, please complete the

application below and submit along with full payment by March 31.


Please contact Julie Jutten with any questions you may have at 719-337-1471 or email Email is the best and quickest way to contact Julie.


Step 1

Complete and submit Online Registration Form below 

Step 2

Make payment, payments must be received on or before April 7, 2022


Please ensure you are making the correct payment.

Participation is first-come, first-serve. 



Current or Previous CarFest Independent Repair Facility Participant

Discounted Inaugural Year Pricing/$1500 


Independent Repair Shop Employer

Discounted Inaugural Year Pricing/$2500

Independent Repair Shop Sponsorship

Discounted Inaugural Year Pricing/$5000*


New Car Dealer Sponsorship 

Discounted Inaugural Year Pricing/$5000




Full Payments can be made electronically by clicking on the “Pay Now” button

or in your PayPal account to


Checks/money orders must be made out to: 

Community of Automotive Professionals (CAP) and mailed to


Attn: Mark Colaw OR Daniela Gutierrez

8411 Speedway Drive

San Antonio, TX 78230


Once your application is approved, we will send you a confirmation. 

All payments made to CarFest SA/CareerFest are non-refundable.

Questions? Email

*You will be entitled to a booth space but as a sponsor you will receive more onsite and digital recognition for your partnership in the event.



Email your company logo to:


Thanks for registering to our event. Once we process your registration form and receive payment, we will send you a confirmation. Thank you for your interest. 

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