CONCORD, N.C. (Aug. 26, 2016) — The ASE Industry Education Alliance recognized a number of automotive instructors during its third annual instructor conference, which took place recently in Concord.
More than 300 automotive instructors, industry trainers and leaders attended the July 25-29 event, during which the alliance named 44 “outstanding” instructors working in automotive, medium-/heavy-duty and collision technology training programs. ASE said they represent secondary and post-secondary automotive programs in 22 states.
The ASE Alliance Instructor recognition showcases instructors who have set themselves apart on behalf of their students and career and technical education, ASE said.
A full list of the instructors who were recognized can be found by clicking here.
Alliance Instructors must be ASE-certified Master technicians with at least five years' teaching experience. In addition, they must currently work at a National Automotive Technicians Foundation (NATEF) accredited program, support their students in work-based learning assignments and participate in instructor training.
Other qualifications along with information on how to nominate an instructor can be found on the NATEF website.
According to ASE, this year's conference offered three full days of training that counts toward an instructor's NATEF accreditation. Industry leaders, including both OEs and aftermarkets, supported the instructor conference.
“We would like to thank the many sponsors and technical presenters who supported our third Annual Instructor Training Conference,” said Trish Serratore, president of the NATEF and the Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES). “With their support, we were able to provide a world-class training event for our instructors.
“This results in students and graduates who are ready to enter the workforce because of the dedication of their instructors to continuous learning,” she added.
Conference sponsors included: Toyota, Lexus, Bridgestone, Hendrick Automotive Group, Ingersoll Rand, Snap-on, Subaru, Blaster, CARQUEST, Gates, Garage Gurus, Maaco, CARSTAR, Meineke, CDX Automotive, Cengage Learning, Hunter Engineering Company and ATech.
The ASE Industry Education Alliance is a group of organizations under the ASE umbrella providing a career resource for automotive industry personnel. It consists of the ASE, NATEF, AYES and the Automotive Training Managers Council.