PBS Systems helps steer Georgian automotive business students to the future

Automotive business students at Georgian College will learn on industry-leading software through an innovative and multi-faceted partnership with PBS Systems.

PBS Systems is a 30-year Canadian supplier of dealer management software to automotive dealerships across North America and the Caribbean.

This agreement provides software licenses and expert instruction on a system many students will use when they graduate – they’ll hit the ground running. PBS will also fund scholarships and continue to sponsor the Georgian College Auto Show and other events. We’re very pleased this newest collaboration in our long-standing relationship will contribute to the unrivaled student experience at Georgian.

– Jason Dale, Executive Director of Georgian’s Automotive Business School of Canada (ABSC)
A group of people stand together in front of a black backdrop reading "Automotive Business School of Canada."
Members of Georgian College, the Automotive Business School of Canada (ABSC) at Georgian, and PBS Systems are expanding their long-time collaboration. PBS Systems will become the official Dealer Management Software provider for ABSC and its students. The partnership will play a significant role in educating future automotive industry leaders.

As an established industry partner, PBS is a dedicated employer of Georgian graduates, and its leaders serve on program advisory committees to ensure curriculum is relevant to ever-evolving industry needs.

My collective experience at Georgian College – ABSC was foundational to my career in the automotive industry and dealer management systems. Everything from the program’s co-operative work opportunities to the community network of both industry professionals and lifelong friends I have been fortunate enough to grow and foster, have positively shaped and propelled my 30 years in the car business.

– Wesley Pike, Georgian alumnus (class of 1992) and PBS Director of OEM Business

The five-year exclusive agreement provides student access to PBS Systems V10, which is the next generation of management software for all aspects of an automotive dealership, from accounting to sales, parts, customer management and more.

Students will learn on innovative digital tools, including vehicle telematics, Bluelink connectivity, transparent eCommerce vehicle purchasing, mobile app workflow integrations and dashboard analytics.

More Georgian alumni share their experiences with ABSC

“My time spent at the Automotive Business School of Canada (ABSC) was the foundation I used to build my career in the automotive industry. To this day, I still lean on the relationships I built while attending ABSC.”

  • Matthew Billings, Divisional Sales Director

“I believe the amount of knowledge and expertise within the ABSC is why students are so successful within the automotive industry. The experience within the industry and knowledge gained while at ABSC, is what led me to PBS and why I am successful.”

  • Matt Greb, Territory Manager

“I am immensely grateful to ASBC for the education provided to me. The knowledge and skills acquired during my time at ASBC have been invaluable in propelling me toward success, particularly evident in my co-op placement at PBS. The foundation laid by my education not only facilitated a smooth transition into a full-time position at PBS but also empowered me to excel in the dynamic and challenging environment that the automotive industry presents.”

  • Nathan Vardy, Software Training and Transitions Trainer

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