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AYESAutomotive Youth Educational Systems
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Being a part of the AYES program at the national level as well as the state level, I will make a presentation at the AYES conference.
The AYES award recognition will be given to Ontario-area dealers that have participated in the AYES program by welcoming high school automotive technology interns from a local model automotive program at Ontario High School, Ontario, Calif.
As part of the partnership, NNA will introduce AYES to its body of Nissan and Infiniti dealers and encourage their participation in the AYES initiative to develop and recruit new technicians.
AYES welcomes MotorCareers as a financial partner," said Donald Gray, AYES president.
With technology changing rapidly, AYES students combine their service department experience with classroom training for a comprehensive approach to their education.
AYES is funded by 14 manufacturers and the National Automobile Dealers Association, with education and training currently being provided through 410 schools in 45 states.
Shahsiah's mentor, Jamie Payne, is also an AYES graduate, and was one of the first AYES interns to complete the program at Virginia Beach Tech in 1999.
CMCDA's AYES has over 20 California schools on its roster that join more than 400 AYES school programs nationally.
Students in the MBIT automotive technology and automotive collision programs work full time in participating dealerships for 10 weeks during the summer between 11th and 12th grades, which is typical for AYES students.
The AYES Mentor/Intern Train the Trainer sessions are designed to train AYES school personnel and others in AYES communities to be certified mentor/intern trainers.
In addition to raising scholarship money for deserving students, the Gala will provide a forum to showcase CMCDA's Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) and its unique public/private partnership between auto manufacturers, new car dealers, and the California Department of Education (Jack O'Connell, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, is an AYES board member).