Metro Tech's Auto Tech Program Adds Another Vehicle

Posted by Community Relations Department on 10/2/2013

The Auto Tech programs at Metro Tech just added another vehicle to its line-up, when Tom Richardson, a vice president of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and Mike McAfee of the Arizona Automobile Dealers Association dropped off a 2008 Buick Enclave.  McAfee also represents the Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES), and they were visiting the newest NATEF-certified (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation)  high school program.   The connection has also garnered a Toyota Avalon and van; a GM Saturn and a Chrysler Jeep for students to work with.  Metro auto tech students can earn up to nine certifications which can help them get entry level dealership positions, college credit and college scholarships.  The teaching  team of John Henry, Dan Miller and Jim Salem offer certification in suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, engine repair and heating and air conditioning.   Last year in its first year of certification testing, 29 students earned 92 certificates. These certificates are recognized nationwide and is very helpful for students when applying for scholarships and jobs.