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AYES Programs Honored at Conference Dinner

The awards were presented during AYES’ annual Instructor Training Conference, held in Lake Mary, FL, July 19-21, 2010

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Leesburg, VA —  Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) announced the recipients of its “School of Excellence” and “100 Club” annual recognition.

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The awards were presented during AYES’ annual Instructor Training Conference, held in Lake Mary, FL, July 19-21, 2010. SPX Service Solutions, Inc. sponsored the AYES Awards Dinner and provided Tool and Equipment Certificates to each school.

School of Excellence” awards were presented to five automotive programs for outstanding implementation of all components of AYES’ school-to-career model. They are:
•    Caddo Career & Technology Center, Shreveport, LA (Gary Wesse, Instructor)
•    Greenville High School, Grenville, OH (Jim Anderson & Travis Nichols, Instructors)
•    Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology, Naples, FL (Eduardo Cruz, Instructor)
•    Northshore Senior High School, Houston, TX (James Elliott, Instructor; Vicki Johnson, Administrator)
•    Pasadena High School, Pasadena, TX (James Jackson & Chad Phillips, Instructors)

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Two programs received “100 Club” recognition for placing 100 or more interns during their participation in the AYES mentoring program. Those schools are:
•    Caddo Career & Technology Center, Shreveport, LA (Gary Wesse, Instructor)
•    Edward J. Milliken Technical Center (Eastern Suffolk BOCES), Oakdale, NY (David Macholz, Instructor)

 “Investing in the future of the industry and helping ensure a steady steam of career-ready technicians is something we are proud to do,” commented Tanvir Arfi, President, SPX Service Solutions. “We are proud of our long-standing affiliation with AYES and are committed to its mission”

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“We are delighted to honor these outstanding programs recognize their outstanding achievements. And we salute all of the instructors who contributed to the huge success of our 2010 Training Conference,” noted Chuck Roberts, AYES President & CEO. “We want to thank SPX for its generous support and help in making our Awards Dinner memorable.”

About AYES
Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) is a partnership among participating automotive manufacturers, participating dealerships, and select secondary automotive programs. It’s designed to encourage young people to consider satisfying careers in retail automotive service and to prepare them for entry-level career positions or advanced studies in automotive technology. AYES has partnered with 341 schools nationwide.

About SPX Service Solutions

SPX Service Solutions, based in Warren, Michigan, and with offices around the world, designs, manufactures and markets a fully integrated family of global brands providing special service tools, advanced diagnostic and shop equipment and technical information for vehicle servicing and maintenance. 

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For more information, visit www.servicesolutions.spx.com, or contact Geri Kessler at [email protected] or by phone at 586-578-7270

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