LEESBURG, Va, (Sept. 16, 2014) — The ASE Industry Education Alliance recognized 34 members of the inaugural class of recognized automotive instructors at the ASE Industry Education Alliance Instructor Training Conference in Indianapolis recently.
The instructors recognized are ASE-certified master technicians, currently employed at a National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF)-accredited program, with at least five years teaching experience, who have placed students in work-based learning assignments, such as AYES or other defined internship model.
To qualify, each also had to have an advisory committee member affiliated with at least one ASE Industry Education Alliance supporting organization, and documented attendance at one instructor training event in the prior year.
“The success of our industry will be determined by the future group of leaders just now beginning their careers at CTE programs across the nation. We created this honor to recognize the important role that teachers play in shaping tomorrow's automotive service professionals,” said Tim Zilke, ASE president and CEO.
The ASE Industry/Education Alliance is a group of organizations under the ASE umbrella with the mission to connect technicians to training and certification programs, lifelong learning, and facilitating the connection between industry and education to ensure pools of available talent to meet employment needs.
For a list of honorees and more information, visit the NATEF website.