ADAS Certification- started 18 months ago. Created calibration test and has a calibration composite vehicle. Launch 2022.
Other tests in the works- electric vehicles
Adopt a School Program- High school is the target students. There are over 1,800 ASE accredited programs around the country. Get the parents on board.
Field manager network- 15-19 individuals with multiple state territories, introduce businesses to schools and schools to businesses. Former techs/educators full-time employees. ASEeducationfoundation.org at top of the screen look for the find a rep button
Continue to map out career paths post apprenticeship program- 42% of technicians 2 years later, leave due to lack of the career path
Don’t wait until a technician is ready to retire
Myth- it will be too much of a time commitment- most advisory committees meet twice a year
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Trish Serratore is the Senior Vice President of Communication at ASE. She works closely with all of the organizations within the ASE Industry/Education initiative, which also includes ASE and the Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC), to help provide the qualified automotive professionals the industry needs today and tomorrow. Links to Trish’s episodes HERE
Dwayne Myers is a partner in Dynamic Automotive in the greater Maryland area. Dwayne invests time in the industry with the Auto Care Association and serves on the education committee with CCPN (Car Care Professional Network). Dwayne was recently honored as one of only 17 outstanding individuals that qualified for the prestigious 2017 World Class Technician Award presented by The Auto Care Association and ASE. He is very passionate about hiring and sustaining a strong and engaged team. Listen to Dwayne’s previous episodes HERE.