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High school automotive teachers get certification

By From staff reports
Published in News on June 27, 2012 1:46 PM

Automotive teachers from 19 eastern North Carolina high schools recently attended a two-day training at Wayne Community College, earning credit toward their program's national certifications.

The educators participated in simulated exercises and hands-on diagnostic procedures, while gaining knowledge about new techniques and materials to use in their classrooms. The free training, provided by WCC, included four courses, Snap-on Diagnostics Certification, Snap-on Torque Certification, Toyota Entune System Functions and Toyota Hybrid Updates.

Among the area instructors who took part in the training update were Donnie Hardison and Jesse Murray, both of Eastern Wayne High; Bryant Keel, Charles B. Aycock High; Edward Moody, Southern Wayne High; Joseph Buckner and Chris Whitman, East Duplin High School; Robert Fonvielle, James Kenan High School; and Ricky Kennedy, Wallace-Rose Hill High School.

All earned Snap-on Generation 1 Diagnostics Certifications in Scantool Navigation and Data Management/Component Testing and fulfilled the annual training requirements for maintaining National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation/National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence certification. Each participant also received a year's access to "ShopKey5," Snap-on's online service information.

NATEF requires that teachers of ASE-certified automotive training programs attend a minimum of 20 hours annually of recognized industry update training relevant to the areas in which their program is certified. All of the high schools represented in these training sessions are ASE certified in brakes and electrical/electronic systems.