ASE Industry Education Alliance honors automotive instructors

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ASE Industry Education Alliance honors automotive instructors

The ASE Industry Education Alliance has recognized 34 members of its inaugural class of automotive instructors at the ASE Industry Education Alliance Instructor Training Conference at The Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis, Ind. Eleven of the recipients received their awards at the conference.

“The ASE Industry Education Alliance is proud to recognize the best of the best in career and technical education,” says 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 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,” says 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,” says Dave Milne, president of ATMC.

For more information about this recognition, or for the application to nominate someone, visit

The ASE Industry/Education Alliance is a group of organizations under the ASE umbrella with the mission to connect motivated technicians to the best training and certification programs, lifelong learning, and facilitating the connection between industry and education to ensure pools of available talent to meet employment needs now and in the future. It also provides a national, stackable, portable student certification credential which can be used by graduates to demonstrate their knowledge when seeking employment.

The ASE Industry Education Alliance consists of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES), and the Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC). The ASE Industry Education Alliance is supported by over 26 national and global corporate partners, from the vehicle, parts, and equipment manufacturers and distributors and automotive service industry, education, and trade associations.

For more information, visit the NATEF website at

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