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Press Release: The Automotive Service Councils Educational Foundation Awards 2021 Scholarships to 16 Students

The Automotive Service Councils Educational Foundation Awards

2021 Scholarships to 16 Students

Sacramento – The Automotive Service Councils Educational Foundation (ASCEF) is proud to announce that the Board of Trustees awarded 28 scholarships to 16 deserving students for a total of $23,500. To date, this is the largest amount awarded in the history of the Foundation.

“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we are delighted to be helping so many students pursue their career in the automotive aftermarket industry and look forward to welcoming them into the ASCEF family of highly qualified automotive technicians,” said John Eppstein, Foundation Chair. “By awarding these scholarships, we hope to unite, inspire, and mentor these students while continuing ASCEF’s core mission to support and advance the automotive service industry.”

Through its successful Cars4Careers program, ASCEF turns donated cars into education and training for individuals wanting a career in the automotive service industry. Each year, ASCEF awards scholarships ranging from $500 – $1,000 to high school seniors who plan to enroll in post-high school technical/academic training or college undergraduates in the automotive service field. Since the establishment of the Foundation in 1998, ASCEF has awarded $168,250 in scholarships.

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Press Release: The Automotive Service Councils Educational Foundation is Sad to Announce the Passing of Trustee Dick DeLoach

The Automotive Service Councils Educational Foundation is Sad to Announce the Passing of Trustee Dick DeLoach

To honor his memory, the ASCCA created the Dick DeLoach Memorial Fund.

SACRAMENTO – The Automotive Service Councils Educational Foundation (ASCEF) is sad to announce the passing of Trustee Dick DeLoach. In honor of his memory, ASCCA members created the Dick DeLoach Memorial Fund to commemorate Dick’s long career in the automotive industry and his dedication as a Trustee to the ASCEF.

If you would like help honor Dick’s memory, please consider donating to this scholarship fund. You can donate by sending a check and note the Dick DeLoach Memorial Fund to the ASCCA office at 1 Capitol Mall, Suite 800, Sacramento, CA 95814. ASCEF’s goal is to reach $10,500 in donations by December 31.

“Dick was a leader in the automotive community and an integral part of the ASCEF Board of Trustees – he will be missed,” said Chair of ASCEF John Eppstein. “I’m proud to have a scholarship that will not only honor his commitment, but also continue to support young professionals through this fund.”

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Press Release: Automotive Service Councils Educational Foundation Awards 2020 Scholarships to 33 Students

Automotive Service Councils Educational Foundation Awards 2020 Scholarships to 33 Students

Sacramento – The Automotive Service Councils Educational Foundation (ASCEF) is proud to announce that the Board of Trustees awarded 36 scholarships to 33 deserving students for a total of $18,2500. To date, this is the largest amount awarded in the history of the Foundation.

“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we are thrilled to be helping so many students pursue their career in the automotive services profession,” said John Eppstein, Foundation Chair. “By awarding these scholarships, we hope to unite, inspire, and mentor these students while continuing ASCEF’s core mission to support and advance the automotive service industry.”

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#GivingTuesday

NOVEMBER 27 – GIVING TUESDAY

Every year, Giving Tuesday improves communities all over the world, and this year, you can too! Your participation, through a monetary or vehicle donation, will help us award scholarships to students wanting to develop careers in the automotive industry!

Donate Now: https://bit.ly/2DJYLk0

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Another Cuyamaca College Automotive “Skills Day” in the Books

by Chris Branton

The 38th annual “Skills Day” Competition with the local high school automotive programs was held May 6th, 2017 at Cuyamaca College Automotive Department. We also had our Cuyamaca students competing against each other. Students arrived at 7:00 a.m. to participate in the half day event in a “Basic” competition for beginning high school students, and an “Advanced” competition for the 2nd-4th year students. Prizes were purchased from automotive funds and donations from ASCCA Local Chapter 24, Napa Auto parts, O’Reilly’s Auto Parts and WPD (World Parts Depot). Volunteers from Automotive Service Counsel of California helped run the competition. Mr. Stuart Terry from Stuart Terry’s Automotive and Mr. Steve Vanlandingham from Van’s Automotive were judges. Many other people from ASCCA, O’Reilly’s and the College automotive staff were here to help judge, score, entertain, and feed the crowd. There also were driving simulators with real sprint cars. Snap-on tools were also awarded to students for the contests; thanks goes to Snap-on tools for the support!

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Automotive Education News – April 28th, 2016

Prizes Galore as Cuyamaca Turns Auto-Tech Students Loose in Contests

Thousands of dollars in cash and prizes will be on the line Saturday, May 7, when Cuyamaca College revs up its annual Automotive Skills Day — showcasing its automotive technology program with high school and college students turning wrenches in head-to-head competition.

The skills contests takes place from 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. in the Automotive Technology complex (Building K) followed by a slew of auto- and technology-related activities, games and lunch.

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Automotive Education News – April 27th, 2016

Lisle’s Universal Technical Institute helps transportation employers incentivize career training

LISLE – As elected officials struggle to fund higher education and expand vocational career training programs, employers in Illinois are working with industry partners to encourage students to complete career training programs at technical schools. Some employers are now offering tuition reimbursement, and other hiring incentives, to help pay for technical education.

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Kate PeyserAutomotive Education News – April 27th, 2016
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Automotive Education News – April 25th, 2016

Success Looks Like Me: City students learn about STEM careers

The Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative’s Success Looks Like Me project is helping some Buffalo Public high school students learn about STEM careers in the automotive world. WBFO’s Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley tells us this program provides low-income, minority students with a chance to interact with local and national leaders of color who are successful adults.

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Kate PeyserAutomotive Education News – April 25th, 2016
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Automotive Education News – April 21st, 2016

Automotive program builds good people

GRAND BLANC — When Denny Holt came to Grand Blanc High School in 2011, he wasn’t sure what he had gotten himself into. As the new Automotive Instructor, he had big dreams and goals for the Automotive Program, but was uncertain about what kind of support he would receive.

However, he soon found out the school district was behind him 110 percent. “I told Clarence Garner my first year, if you give me the resources I need, I’ll build the best Automotive Program in the state of Michigan.” And that’s what he has done.

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Kate PeyserAutomotive Education News – April 21st, 2016
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Automotive Education News – April 20th, 2016

Volvo Construction Equipment holds educational program

On Wednesday, April 6, approximately 25 students from the automotive program at Broughton High School and the Diesel Tech program at Wilkes Community College visited Volvo Construction Equipment provider ASC Construction Equipment USA LLC in Raleigh, North Carolina, to learn more about how they could be a solution to what has become a near-crisis skills gap in North America.

The event is part of an ongoing partnership between Volvo Construction Equipment North America, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, Volvo dealerships, SkillsUSA, Leesburg, Virginia, and Skills Canada, Ottawa, Ontario—organizations dedicated to improving the quality of North America’s skilled workforce—to bring attention to the skills gap issue in the construction industry.
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