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By: Jessica Dade, Executive Director of the Education Foundation

ASE

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ASE is offering students at ASE Accredited training programs free access to our Introduction to Automobile Service (IAS) program through July 31, 2020.

Delivered exclusively online, the program focuses on awareness of entry-level tasks related to basic automobile service. The first four modules cover general automotive service topics and the fifth consists of a final quiz covering the content in modules 1– 4. Those who successfully pass the IAS Quiz may print a customized certificate of completion.

For more information, visit https://www.ase.com/Tests/Intro-to-Automobile-Service.aspx , then view the details in this PDF to give your students free access to the program.

ACTE

The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is now offering a selection of free courses to prepare CTE teachers to teach online through their portal CTE Learn. 

Note that the ASE Education Foundation is allowing up to 5 hours of training on effectively delivering distance learning/online instruction completed in Spring 2020 to be applied to instructors’ technical update training requirement for this year only.

ACTE also has an extensive list of distance learning resources athttps://www.acteonline.org/professional-development/opportunities/distance-learning-resources.

Auto Upkeep

We are here to help teachers through their COVID-19 closure with free Auto Upkeep eBooks to all teachers and students whether they currently use Auto Upkeep or not. Students will have access to the eTextbook and eWorkbook until June 30th. Teachers just need to fill out the form on the following webpage to receive the correct number of eBooks: https://www.autoupkeep.com/supporting-students-and-teachers-through-covid-19

AVI

AVI offers an Unlimited Educator Pass that is designed for both students and educators to receive continuing online education. We have opened up a 2-week free trial of over 500 hours of training, including ASE Test Prep for Engine Performance, Electrical, Brakes, Diesel, Suspension and Steering, plus Maintenance & Light Repair, Hybrid, Alternative Fuels, ADAS Technology and more. Training can be accessed on any device, anywhere internet is available.

Here is a link to more detail: https://aviondemand.com/shop/service-centers/avi-access-educator/.  2-week free trial can call 1-800-718-7246 to set up.

Axalta

Axalta wants to help. We have over 200 FREE eLearning modules at www.axaltalearningcampus.comthat cover a broad range of collision topics from product specific modules to how to run a collision shop including:

  • Cromax, Spies Hecker and Standox Brand Products (most of them individually)
  • Customer Service
  • Selling
  • Repair planning
  • Body
  • Paint
  • Paint and materials gross profit
  • Delivery activities
  • Financials, etc.

Career TEAM

Career TEAM has worked overtime and will allow our education colleagues to go digital within 48 hours.   We will allow use of our Career EDGE toolkit at NO CHARGE as we navigate this crisis together over the next couple of months.

This will enable your institution to have an online/mobile friendly Career Services center and offer the following:

  • Online Workshops covering job search strategies, interviewing and professional branding, and much more
  • Online tools including an Interview Simulation Trainer for job seekers to practice interviewing using their webcam
  • Allow students to build their resumes, cover letters, thank you letters and submit them for review by their career services advisor

For more information and to gain access to Career EDGE for your institution, please contact Micaela Alpers at micaela@careerteam.com.

CDX

CDX is focused on helping the community of instructors challenged by a sudden push into distance learning. In response, we are doing two things:

For CDX instructors - Releasing daily distance learning assignments and training

  • Concentrating on support for the CDX community of instructors, we are releasing daily distance learning assignments. These assignments are brand new, novel assignments. They use a variety of innovative ways to keep students engaged at a distance and require only internet access.
  • Providing training for instructors on best practices of distance learning, as well as tips and tricks to keep students engaged. The support materials include webinars, downloadable documents, and video tutorials.

For instructors at large - Offering demo opportunities and extended trials

  • For any non-customer instructor interested in learning more about or trying our product, we are gladly offering demos and trails to extend through the period of the distance learning requirement. Interested parties need only visit the website at https://www.cdxlearning.com/ or contact their regional account manager.

Cengage

For U.S. higher education institutions experiencing unplanned, mid-semester impacts due to COVID-19, Cengage is offering students free access to all our digital platforms and 14,000 ebooks through Cengage Unlimited, for the remainder of this semester. Cengage is also providing free access and self-serve resources for instructors, as well as tools to help with the transition to online learning. For details, visithttps://www.cengage.com/covid-19-support/

Continental

Continental offers webinars on TPMS, as well as instructional videos and service tips. Visit https://www.redi-sensor.com/ and https://www.youtube.com/redi-sensor.

Daimler Truck North America

Through Daimler Truck’s Get Ahead program, schools can have access to curriculum anytime, not just in times like these. Schools with an ASE Accredited truck program can have free access to the curriculum and actually earn a system certification that is recognized at any of our 770 network locations. Go to https://www.TruckTechs.com, click on the GET AHEAD tab and follow the directions for schools. Schools first request a sponsoring location. Once approved, the instructor at the school has to pass the training modules and then they can turn on the training curriculum for their students.  

Electude / CCAR

Electude and CCAR have stepped up and are offering first time users over 550 hours of Technical Training and Safety Training at no cost until August 1st

Ford

Ford Motor Company is pleased to offer assistance to ASE Accredited Schools through the Ford Automotive Career Exploration (ACE) program.

Ford Automotive Career Exploration (ACE) is a partnership program between Ford Motor Company, Ford and Lincoln dealerships, and secondary and post-secondary educational institutions. There are no fees to educational institutions to participate in the Ford ACE program. Students attending a Ford ACE partnership school can obtain valuable knowledge of Ford/Lincoln vehicle systems by completing Web-Based Training (WBT) via our Learning Management System (LMS). These courses are a subset of the same courses taken by our current dealership technicians. By completing these WBT courses, the students are one step closer towards a career in the automotive industry, beginning as an entry level automotive service technician at a Ford/Lincoln dealership. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity please visit https://fordtech.org/ACE-ASE-C19.

Gates

Gates continues to offer the Gates Tools for Schools resource site at no cost. This site is FOR INSTRUCTORS ONLY, please register to our program by visiting https://t4s.gates.com .

Gates also hosts the free Gates Performance Center eLearning Portal with extensive content covering topics include belts, tensioners, hoses, water pumps, cooling systems and hydraulics athttps://gatesaftermarkettrainingcenter.com/ . If you want to provide access for your students, send an email to Bobby Bassett at Robert.bassett@gates.com .

General Motors / ACDelco

General Motors and ACDelco are strong supporters of future automotive technicians via ASE Accredited secondary and post-secondary schools. ACDelco is proud to announce an online training program available at no cost to all ASE Accredited high school and college instructors and students.

Instructors will have access to over 100 ACDelco web-based training courses. Students will be given access to over 20 technical and business web-based training courses.

Instructors must register their participation in the program prior to enrolling students. To register, please have your school program’s ASE Education Foundation Program ID (six-digit number) available. If you don’t know it, contact the Foundation at info@aseEducationFoundation.org.

Once you have the program ID number, call the ACDelco Aftermarket Training Help Desk at 1-800-825-5886 (Prompt 0) Mon. – Fri. 8AM – 5PM Eastern Time or send an email to acdelcotraininghelp@trainingsupportadmin.com.

General Motors also provides instructors at ASE Accredited programs access to their complete GM Service Information system. This is the same information used by GM service techs at dealerships across the country. To access this service, log onto your account in the ASE Education Foundation Portal at https://portal.aseeducationfoundation.org/Account/Login . Then click on Instructor Resources in the left-hand menu.

Grote

Grote Know-How is an online resource with six sections covering electrical basics, vehicle lighting, installation, and troubleshooting. Each section also includes a short quiz, with a final test at the end that is designed to measure your overall comprehension of the material. Visit https://www.grote.com/know-how/ to get started.

IMS

IMS offers online curriculum for Automotive training programs. Access to the demo site is available at no cost. Visit https://www.instructionalmediaservices.com/products/automotive-technology/ and email Allida Branton at allida@instructionalmediaservices.com .

Isuzu Commercial Truck

Isuzu delivers training at its Center of Excellence Training facilities and through their Isuzu Truck University. For information, contact Andy Curtin at Andy.Curtin@icta-us.com.

James Halderman

Instructors can get free access to the www.jameshalderman.com website for 60 days. Contact Glen Plants at glen@jameshalderman.com with your name and school information to receive the free access information.

Mercedes Benz

Through the MB Star Connect and MB Campus programs, MBUSA offers students a pathway to complete the training requirements to become a Mercedes-Benz Registered Technician. Students have the opportunity to complete the same training dealership Technicians complete, focusing on topics such as electrical fundamentals, engine management, tires, and telematics. These eLearnings can be accessed by going to https://mbstar.logicbay.com or https://mbcampus.logicbay.com . If you’re interested in learning more about signing up for this opportunity please contact techcareers@mbusa.com .  

Motor Coach Industries

The MCI Academy learning management system has over 500 courses for motor coach technicians and drivers. To learn more, visit https://www.mciacademy.com/.

Navistar

The Navistar Service Essentials Program (NSEP) partners ASE Accredited truck programs with local dealers and includes our OnCommand Education web-based training (and more) to at no charge.

Schrader

To view the Schrader Academy e-Training course, visit www.TPMSAcademy.com. The website includes:

  • A 5-module digital e-Training course that covers the basics of TPMS service and general knowledge of how a TPMS system works.
    • Participate in the #TPMSChallenge on social media.
    • Anyone who completes the e-Training by June 30 with 80% or higher will automatically be entered to win a Schrader 175th anniversary shop stool.
  • Downloadable educational materials for technicians, service advisors and drivers.
  • Educational videos that showcase proper TPMS service.
  • FAQ’s and more

S/P2

S/P2 Workplace Mentoring is specifically designed to help schools and businesses understand how to work together to grow the next generation of automotive service, collision repair and refinish, and heavy-duty/diesel technicians. It includes courses for the Mentor, the Mentee, and the Manager who oversees the mentoring program.

Whether you have a current S/P2 account or not, it’s easy to get access to the free Workplace Mentoring courses. Just call us at 1-888-241-8332 or email us at info@sp2.org, and the S/P2 team can get you access quickly. Our team is still accessible and ready to help. You can find the Workplace Mentoring and all of S/P2’s courses at https://sp2.org .

Timken

Timken Tech Series contains free online training courses, including 4 commercial vehicle courses and 6 light vehicle courses. Each student can print (or save as a PDF) their own completion certificates at the end of each course making it easy for instructors to verify their students’ course completion. To get started, go to www.timken.com/techseries

Additional free technical resources for commercial, medium duty and light vehicles are available in our TechTips at https://www.timken.com/automotive-techtips-training-resources/

23 Tricks of the Trade videos are posted on our YouTube channel with new ones added each year. Visithttps://www.youtube.com/user/TheTimkenCompany. Click on Playlists; then click on Tricks of the Trade.

Today’s Class

Today’s Class is announcing that we will make our entire Automotive/Diesel online curriculum free to any high school, college or instructor that needs to offer home-based learning for their students as schools are closed due to Covid-19. We’ve been a provider of Automotive/Diesel online content for 18 years, and we’re an ASE Accredited training provider. Visit https://www.todaysclass.com or contact us at info@todaysclass.com.

Tortal

In an effort to help educate and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Tortal has created a free educational video available from our website at https://www.tortal.com/covid-19 .

For our LMS customers, we are providing the video as a free course (with assessment), included with our Out of the Box courseware. Adding the COVID-19 course to your LMS benefits your organization by providing the ability to track completion of this important content and ensure necessary measures have been taken to educate the workforce. To have the COVID-19 course immediately activated in your LMS, please contact support@tortal.net.

If you do not use Tortal’s LMS and are interested in receiving the course in SCORM format for your organization, please contact Brannon Dreher at 704-323-8953 option 2 or at brannon@tortal.net.

Toyota / Lexus

Toyota and Lexus are excited to announce the all new Technician Education College Support (TECS) program for ASE Accredited high school and post-secondary programs. TECS is designed to supplement your existing curriculum and help students interested in a career with Toyota or Lexus get a head start on their training. Students who complete the eLearning modules will qualify to become a Lexus Certified Technician or a Toyota Maintenance Level Certified Technician.

Truck-Lite

The Truck-Lite Training Institute is a free online series of technical courses that have been developed to educate and train the highest caliber technicians and parts associates. The program consists of training modules focused on product knowledge, technical expertise, diagnostics and systems solutions. To get started, visit https://trucklitecollc.mindflash.com/catalog/?ca=1784821872 .

ZF Aftermarket

We understand that during this time, you may not be able to do what you do every day: teach. To ensure that you can continue learning and teaching students, ZF Aftermarket would like to invite all instructors with a “.edu” email address to sign up for our ZF [pro]Tech membership, which will be free to those that apply during the next 30 days.

Here are some of the topics your membership would give you access to:

  • High Voltage Technology
  • Brake Systems and ADAS
  • Modern Chassis Technology
  • Ride Control
  • ZF 6, 8 or 9HP Transmission Technology

To get started, visit http://www.protech.zf.com/start.

We hope we can help and share as much educational content and knowledge as possible to keep you moving forward and ready to return to the school environment. If you have any questions, or are looking for additional tools, please reach out to Dirk Fuchs, ZF Technical Training Manager at dirk.fuchs@zf.com.

3M

The 3M Collision Repair Academy currently has 22 different eLearning modules that we are making available at no charge – and we will be using our time to add to this collection over the next few weeks. 

The 3M Collision Repair Academy can be reached by going tohttps://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/learning-marketplace/automotive-academy/collision-repair/. New users can self-register by clicking on the Register button.

Instructors who have questions can send an email to 3MCollisionRepairAcademy@mmm.com, and we will be happy to assist in whatever way that we can, including bulk registrations of new users.


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Jessica Dade, Executive Director of the Education Foundation

Jessica represents New Hampshire’s automotive industry and acts as its liaison with high school automotive technology programs and those within the Community College System of New Hampshire. Serving on advisory boards specific to the automotive technology, she also sits on state-wide boards relating to greater workforce issues that influence the whole automotive industry. Taking a holistic approach to training and education, Jessica is aspiring to recruit, train and retain the highest quality students to grow and sustain a robust automotive industry.


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