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ASE Industry Education Alliance Recognizes Auto Instructors

ASE's Industry Education Alliance recently recognized 34 members of the inaugural class of automotive instructors at the ASE Industry Education Alliance Instructor Training Conference.

The ASE Industry Education Alliance recognized 34 members of the inaugural class of automotive instructors at the ASE Industry Education Alliance Instructor Training Conference, recently at The Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis, IN.

Left to right: Trish Serratore, president, NATEF/AYES; Carl Hader, Grafton High School, Grafton, WI; Marlo Miranda, Forsyth High School, Cumming, GA; Thomas Evans, Caddo Career & Technology Center, Shreveport, LA; Jasper Adams, Niagara Career & Technology Center, Sanborn, NY; Curtis Silver, Atlantic County Institute of Technology, Mays Landing, NJ; Bill Robin, Tri-County Regional Vocational Center, Franklin, MA; Gary Weese, Caddo Career & Technology Center, Shreveport, LA; Randy Baker, East Valley Institute of Technology, Mesa, AZ; Robert Leone, Ozarks Tech Community College Career Center, Springfield, MO; Mark Hendricks, R.D. Anderson Applied Technology Center, Moore, SC; Gary Wilfong, Frederick County Career & Technology Center, Frederick, MD; and Chuck Roberts, vice president, NATEF/AYES.

“The ASE Industry Education Alliance is proud to recognize the best of the best in career and technical education,” said Trish Serratore, president of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES). “These outstanding instructors represent the dedication, commitment and experience our industry needs to train the automotive professionals of tomorrow.”

The instructors recognized are ASE-certified Master ­technicians currently employed at a NATEF accredited ­program with at least five years of 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.

“We join in congratulating this remarkable group of ­automotive instructors,” said Tim Zilke, ASE president and CEO. “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.”

“The Automotive Training Managers Council recognizes the critical importance of providing the best possible training and support for automotive instructors and is happy to have been able to play a part in the success of this inaugural recognition,” said Dave Milne, president of ATMC.

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