The ASE Industry Education Alliance has announced a new Instructor Recognition program. Thirty-two members of the inaugural class of recognized automotive instructors will be honored at the upcoming ASE Industry Education Alliance Instructor Training Conference July 28 through Aug. 1 at The Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis, Ind.
“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.”
To achieve this recognition, instructors must be ASE-certified Master technicians, currently be employed at a NATEF accredited program, have five years of teaching experience and have placed students in work-based learning assignments, such as AYES or another defined internship model. Other qualifiers for this recognition include having 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 leaders.”
“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,” added Dave Milne, president of ATMC.
For more information about this recognition, or for the application to nominate someone, visit http://www.natef.org/NATEF-and-You/Industry/ASE-Alliance-Instructor-Recognition.aspx.