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Automotive Education News – February 19th, 2016

Local alumni master automotive and diesel

Visalia native Christian Sanchez and Steven Cortez from Tulare both recently graduated from the Sacramento Campus of Universal Technical Institute.

Sanchez attended El Diamante High School before completing the Automotive and Diesel Training programs at UTI. He received several Student of the Course honors, which are awarded to the student with the highest grade in a given course.

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Automotive Education News – February 16th, 2016

California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris’ Statement on Newly Proposed Community College Partnership Tax Credit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issued the following statement on a proposed Community College Partnership Tax Credit, introduced today by the Department of Education:

“I enthusiastically applaud President Barack Obama’s administration for creating a tax credit plan that will simultaneously strengthen community college workforce programs and give students the training and skills they need to move into good-paying jobs,” said Harris. “The demand for skilled workers in California, and across the country, is constantly growing. This proposal is a victory for both employers and employees to help close the skills gap and fulfill local, regional and state labor market needs.” 

Under the proposed Community College Partnership Tax Credit, employers would bolster community college programs with contributions like equipment, curriculum designs and instructors. Once a student completes a qualifying program, employers would be eligible for a one-time, $5,000 tax credit for hiring them full-time. A total of $500 million in credits would be available for each of five years, from 2017 through 2021.

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Kate PeyserAutomotive Education News – February 16th, 2016
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Automotive Education News – February 11th, 2016

Career Technical Month emphasizes careers, education in technical fields

Students in Will Bodner’s automotive general services class at Redlands High School were recently given an opportunity to see where a technical career pathway could lead.

Through Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education, students are encouraged to take the proper pathway to their desired careers. And for the auto shop students, this means possibly attending a technical or vocational school after high school.

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Kate PeyserAutomotive Education News – February 11th, 2016
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Automotive Education News – February 9th, 2016

RHC Career and Technical Education Division hosting open house
The Rio Hondo Career and Technical Educational Division will be hosting an open house on Feb. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m in the Tech Quad.

The CTE programs prepare students by providing them with the entry or advanced level knowledge and skills critical for successful employment. These career programs also offer an alternative route to acquiring career skills and furthering an educational experience.

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Kate PeyserAutomotive Education News – February 9th, 2016
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Automotive Education News – January 26th, 2016

Education Matters: Cabot High School’s Auto Tech Program

CABOT, Ark. – From transmission replacements to an auto tuneup, Cabot High School students are getting hands on experience that’s rarely offered on campus.

The unusual classroom is helping students jumpstart their career in the automotive industry.

Bill McReynolds is the instructor who gives students all the parts and the tools to do the job.

“There’s lots of job opportunities,” he says.

It’s not your typical classroom, but a rare opportunity for Cabot High School students like Wade Ervin, who wants to be an engine performance technician.

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Kate PeyserAutomotive Education News – January 26th, 2016
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Press Release: ASCEF Automotive Scholarships for High School Seniors, College Students Now Available

 

SACRAMENTO – The Automotive Services Council Education Foundation (ASCEF) today announced that the application for their various automotive scholarships are now available online.

“For over a decade, ASCEF has awarded educational scholarships to current and aspiring automotive students to help lessen the financial burden on them and their families,” said ASCEF Executive Director Gloria Peterson. “We are proud that 15 years after our founding, we have grown to offer 15 different scholarships to the future leaders of the automotive repair industry.”

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Press Release: ASCEF Launches Revamped Website

SACRAMENTO – The Automotive Services Council Education Foundation (ASCEF) today welcomed automotive professionals and students across the state to visit their newly launched website at www.asc-ef.org.

“After months of planning and designing, ASCEF is proud to launch its new website, which will provide a user-friendly experience to those looking to donate to the foundation or donate a vehicle to the Foundation’s Cars 4 Careers project, as well as automotive students looking for information about the various automotive scholarships we offer,” said ASCEF Executive Director Gloria Peterson.

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Press Release: ASCEF Creates New Memorial Scholarship Fund in Honor of Jeff Stich

SACRAMENTO – The Automotive Services Council Education Foundation (ASCEF) today announced the creation of a new memorial scholarship in honor of former Chapter 20 President Jeff Stich.

“Jeff Stich dedicated his entire life to the automotive industry and ASCCA until he sadly passed away at the Louie Vermeil Classic in Calistoga, California doing what he loved most—working as a pit crew member for Damion Gardner,” says ASCEF Executive Director Gloria Peterson. “With the creation of this scholarship, his legacy of passion and commitment to our industry will live on for years to come.”

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Automotive Education News – January 19th, 2016

Students Earn Valuable Educational Experience Through NAIAS Education Day: A World of Opportunities

DETROIT, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) welcomes school groups of all ages to attend the most prominent auto show in North America and learn valuable lessons at its annual NAIAS Education Day (NED) on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Now in its twelfth year, NED is in partnership with PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from the PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE: PNC). Lesson plans and activities are customized based on the classes and students that are attending.

“Education Day allows students an up-close and personal opportunity to experience exciting vehicles and technologies that will shape the future of our industry, in a manner that is informative and educational,” said Paul Sabatini, 2016 NAIAS Chairman. “Our goal is to inspire these students to become involved in automotive and help steer this industry into the future.”

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Automotive Education News – January 7th, 2016

Career and Technical Education Helps Students Prepare for Global World: Report

NEW YORK, January 6, 2016 — Career and Technical Education (CTE) is a promising way to prepare U.S. students for the increasing number of careers requiring global competency, according to a new report by Asia Society entitled Preparing a Globally Competent Workforce through High-Quality Career and Technical Education.

CTE programs aim to ready students for careers and are responsive to industry needs. These programs encompass automotive technology, agriculture, and construction, but also extend to digital media, advanced manufacturing, global logistics, STEM and others.

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Kate PeyserAutomotive Education News – January 7th, 2016
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