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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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First Annual Jeff Stich Memorial Scholarship

ASCCA’S Educational Foundation, ASCEF, was founded 20 years ago by the women’s auxiliary of ASCCA to provide scholarships and financial assistance to students wishing to develop a career in the automotive field and began by raising money raffling off homemade quilts.

Today ASCEF, largely through the efforts of the Cars for Careers project, has grown into an organization that provides educational and training opportunities, scholarships and endowments in the field of automotive repair.

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ASC Educational Foundation Awards 2016 Scholarships

Sacramento, CA, November 30, 2016 – Continuing its mission to support and advance the automotive service industry through financial support of industry bound students, the ASC Educational Foundation has awarded its 2016 scholarships.

Scholarship award recipients include:

George Williamson, De Anza College
Ngoc Hua, Rio Hondo College
Wyatt Hatcher, Universal Technical Institute
Fernando Rodriguez-Diaz, Merced College
Jordan Garcia, UTI
Daniel Swan, Skyline College
Danny Diaz, Cuyamaca College
Jenny Wong, Los Angeles Trade Technical
Raymond Meza, Rio Hondo College
Omar Chavez, Ventura College
Jonathan Rocha, De Anza College
Christian Amezquita, Rio Hondo College

“The Foundation is thrilled to be helping these students pursue their goals in the automotive services profession,” said Mary Kemnitz, Foundation chair. “Our main purpose is to assist and mentor those students who hold the same passion for this industry as we do.”  Qualified applicants include California high school seniors who plan to enroll in post-high school technical/academic training or California college undergraduates in the automotive services field.

ASCEF has been awarding scholarships since 2000 through its very successful Cars4Careers program.  Vehicle donations and financial contributions provide the funds for the scholarships.  “Our Cars4Careers vehicle donation program provides the fuel for the foundation, while our volunteers drive our mission forward,” quipped Kemnitz.

The application for the 2017 scholarship program is available at www.ascef.org.
Tax deductible donations to ASCEF can be mailed to ASCEF, 700 R Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA  95811.  ASCEF is a non-profit corporation which serves the industry through educational scholarships, endowments, mentorship and professional development.

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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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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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