LEESBURG, Va. — The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) will hold its annual instructor training conference July 22-25 in Frisco, Texas, where the group expects to host more than 350 high school and post-secondary instructors from around the country.
The conference will feature 60 sessions conducted by professional trainers from prominent automotive and transportation companies, including General Motors Co., Toyota Motor North America Inc. and Federal Express, and will highlight the business/industry/education partnerships that are forming to help support the next generation of professional service technicians.
"The ASE Instructor Training Conference is a valuable forum for instructors nationwide to interact, share best practices and learn about the latest advancements in service and repair," Mike Coley, president, ASE Education Foundation, said.
"The conference is also a wonderful opportunity for educators to hear from industry partners who are helping schools with their automotive educational programs, as well as learn about scholarships and financial assistance available to students seeking a career in the automotive, heavy duty and collision repair fields."
The instructors being taught at this event will be teaching the next-generation of professional service technicians who will service the vehicles of today and tomorrow, as well as other future transportation service needs, the ASE said.
The Leesburg-based institute noted that with the federal government investing more than $1.2 billion annually in career and technical education, the conference will focus on the educational opportunities available for students at technical schools, as well as two- and four-year universities, and also the benefits of choosing a career as a professional service technician.
The meeting will take place at the Embassy Suites in Frisco.
The cost is $550 per person for accredited programs and $650 per person for non-accredited programs.
Those wishing to register should email their name, school, title, city and state to [email protected].