NATEF Donors Support Tomorrow’s Technicians

Release date: 12/22/2010

NATEF posts honor roll of 2010 donors.

Leesburg, Va., December 22, 2010 – In gratitude for the generous support from the automotive industry, the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) recognized those organizations whose contributions in 2010 are helping to ensure the future supply of qualified, entry-level technicians. The list of industry donors includes:

  • American Honda Motor Co.
  • Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA)
  • Gates Corporation
  • Navistar, Inc.
  • Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA)
  • National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA)
  • National Automotive Dealers Association (NADA)
  • National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
  • Nissan North America, Inc.
  • Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)
  • Toyota Motor Sales, USA
  • Valvoline

“In this season of giving, we want to acknowledge the generosity of our NATEF donors,” said Bill Kersten, NATEF President. “These visionary organizations look to the future of our industry and through their support we are able to carry out the NATEF mission of helping to provide the qualified, entry-level technicians of today and tomorrow. We could not do it without them and want to express our sincere thanks for their commitment to improving our industry.”

NATEF was founded in 1983 as an independent, non-profit organization with a single mission: To evaluate technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry and recommend qualifying programs for NATEF accreditation. The NATEF process has resulted in accredited automotive training programs in all fifty states at the secondary and post-secondary levels. For more information about NATEF, visit

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