NATEF Introduces Guide for New Automotive Instructors

Release date: 9/29/2016

LEESBURG, VA, September 2016 – The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) has developed an online guide targeted toward automotive technicians who are interested in transitioning to an instructor role. The guide covers such teaching topics as lesson planning, lesson delivery, student assessment and useful resources for new instructors. The NATEF New Instructor Guide, which is available free to all instructors, was developed through a grant from Ingersoll Rand.

NATEF created this guide to help new automotive instructors be more successful in making the transition from the shop to the classroom. The guide also provides resources for instructors already in the field. The NATEF New Instructor Guide includes short video segments that outline best practices, tips and techniques for:
• Developing Quality Lesson Plans
• Delivering Lesson Content so it Engages Students
• Managing Successful Lab Sessions
• Assessing Your Students Progress and Mastery
• Developing the Most Valuable Advisory Board
• Staying Connected with the Current Automotive Industry
The Guide also includes printable resources such as lesson planning templates and job sheets. The Guide will also have a list of potential mentors for new instructors to contact for assistance.
The NATEF New Instructor Guide is at  If you have questions about this product, contact NATEF at 703-669-6650 or at
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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