OWAY, CA Colin Hoffard of Willow Street, PA, has received the Technician of the Future award, sponsored by Mitchell 1 and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Hoffard received the honor during a ceremony that took place on Nov. 12, in Scottsdale, AZ, Hoffard was recognized for having the highest score in North America on the ASE exam.
“We’d like to congratulate Colin on his recent achievement,” said Karen Wagner, marketing manager, Mitchell 1. “Colin’s high score on this nationally recognized exam demonstrates his commitment to being the best automotive technician he can be. We wish Colin the very best we know he will be successful in his future endeavors.”
Hoffard is employed as an automotive technician at BMW of Bel Air, located in Bel Air, MD. He graduated from the BMW Step Training Program in Dec. 2006, and received an associate degree of applied science, automotive technology, Ford ASSET emphasis, with high honors, from the Pennsylvania College of Technology in May 2006. He is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.
Hoffard earned an ASE Master Automobile Technician certification in 2006. He was also named a Ford Motor Company specialist certified technician and a BMW diagnostic certified technician that same year. In addition, he recently received the BMW Association of Certified Technicians’ Award, Eastern Region.
Hoffard said he decided to become a technician because he has always been interested in automobiles, electronics and advanced technology.
“Being a technician challenges me to constantly expand my level of education and understanding of technology,” Hoffard said. “I am continuously pressing forward to further my career and hopefully one day will own my own business.”
For more information about Mitchell 1, go to: www.mitchell1.com.
To learn more about ASE, go to: http://www.asecert.org