By Levy Joffrion
Mitchell 1 Offering Scholarship
Mitchell 1 is accepting applications for its Automotive Technology Outstanding Student Scholarship to be awarded through the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) Education Foundation at its annual conference July 17-21.
The $2,500 scholarship will recognize a student for outstanding achievement in automotive technology/auto repair scholastics.
May 1 is the deadline to apply.
For more information, consult Mitchell 1's Web site, www.mitchell1.com.
Web Site Growing Rapidly
A Web site started by an ASA member has grown to include more than 1,400 individuals from more than 50 countries exchanging information related to automotive service management topics.
The Web site, www.AutomotiveManagementNetwork.com, was launched in 2003 by Tom and Deb Ham, who own Hams Professional Auto Service Inc. in Grand Rapids, Mich. Tom Ham is an instructor for the Automotive Management Institute and teaches courses on topics such as shop management, practical marketing and service advising.
Basic membership is free. The management materials area may be accessed for a modest charge.
For more information, e-mail Management@AutomotiveManagementNetwork.com.
ASE Releases English/Spanish Glossary
A new English/Spanish Glossary of technical automotive terms has been released by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
The glossary was developed to assist ASE with the production of bilingual English/Spanish test forms. The translations contained in the glossary represent most, if not all, of the terms a technician may encounter on the associated bilingual certification exams. It is a valuable resource for Spanish-speaking test candidates as they prepare to take the ASE exams.
For more information, visit www.ase.com.
Now's Time to Apply for AIPC Awards
Now is the time for automotive training programs to enter the Automotive Awards of Excellence sponsored by the Automotive Industry Planning Council (AIPC).
Training programs that may participate are automobile technician, collision repair/refinishing and medium/heavy duty truck. A national winner and two runners-up are selected in each category. Each of this year's national winners received more than $50,000 in vehicles, tools, training equipment, North American Council of Automotive Teachers memberships/conference registrations, and Automotive Service Association educational memberships.
ASA is among the organizations that make the awards program possible.
For more information, visit the AIPC Web site, www.autoipc.org.
Verifacts Names Dave Campbell Tech of the Year
Dave Campbell, a technician at the CARSTAR shop (an ASA member) in Stillwell, Kan., holds a trophy and plaque he received for being named VeriFacts Automotive's Technician of the Year. Verifacts is a collision repair consultancy firm based in Newport Beach, Calif., working with repair centers across the nation. CARSTAR, a group of auto body repair shops in North America, has 350 operations in 25 states and 110 Canadian locations. The award was presented at the 2005 Collision Industry Night of Achievement held in conjunction with the International Auto Body Congress and Exposition (NACE) in Las Vegas.
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