The New Hampshire Automotive Education Foundation (NHAEF) was formed in 1986 and is the not-for-profit education arm of NHADA. Its mission is to improve members' productivity, profit, and professionalism through a better-educated and well-trained work force. Over the years, NHAEF has forged strong partnerships between the retail motor vehicle industry, the State's educational institutions, and motor vehicle manufacturers.
NHAEF works to strengthen the level of Automotive Technology education in New Hampshire by providing a link between the dealer community and local high school Automotive programs. This partnership facilitates scholarship programs, tool and equipment donations, job shadowing, and part-time and full-time work opportunities. In addition, the Education Foundation assists high school Automotive Technology programs in achieving NATEF and AYES national industry certifications.
NHAEF also works closely with the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) to promote education and careers in the retail automotive service industry. Graduates of a CCSNH Automotive Technology program receive Associate's Degrees, and students may select a factory-specific degree in the following areas: Toyota T-TEN, Ford MLR, Chrysler Apprenticeship Program (CAP), General Motors ASEP, Honda PACT (September 2005), and in Diesel Technology.
NHAEF provides timely and informative dealer and employee seminars at NHADA headquarters. Topics are designed to reach employees from all departments in NHADA members' companies and include: regulatory and legal updates, automotive accounting, sales training, and hazardous materials handling.