Industry Education Alliance Conference 2015

Release date: 8/12/2015

ASE Industry Education Alliance Holds Annual Training Conference for Automotive Instructors

Leesburg, VA – The ASE Industry Education Alliance held its annual Instructor Training Conference on July 27-31, 2015, at The Westin Kansas City/Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri. More than 275 instructors were among the over 300 in attendance.
After opening with a welcome video from known car enthusiast Jay Leno, the ASE Industry Education Alliance Instructor Training Conference got down to the business of training, offering more than 70 technical sessions providing 114 hours of available training over three days. Session presenters represented 35 organizations, including 8 OE manufacturers, involved in all aspects of the automotive industry. ASE walk-in testing was also available during the conference.
In addition, automotive education development sessions were provided for training on the education side of the equation. Topics included: The Role of Career and Technical Education in College and Career Readiness, Using Integrated Academics, Developing Dynamic Lesson Plans, NATEF, AYES, & and ASE Student Certification update sessions, and Resources for Beginning Automotive Instructor Development.
"Our goal was to provide the best mix of professional development and technical training possible for our instructors," said Trish Serratore, AYES/NATEF President. "Thanks to our ASE Industry Education Alliance partners, our conference sponsors and our technical presenters, we had a great week of networking and learning!"
Conference sponsors included: ASE, ATech, Bosch, Bridgestone, CARQUEST, CDX, Cengage, Garage Gurus, Gates, Lexus, Navistar, Nissan, Snap-on, Subaru, and Toyota.
Next year's training conference will be held July 25-29 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The ASE Industry Education Alliance is a group of organizations under the ASE umbrella providing a career resource from entry-level to retirement for automotive industry personnel and serves as a model for other industries. 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). For more information, visit the NATEF website at, or contact Trish Serratore at 703-669-6633, or

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