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WM-CTC Heavy Equipment Mechanics Program Receives National Accreditation

posted Mar 13, 2015, 5:33 AM by Jennifer Gaffke

The Heavy Equipment Mechanics program at the Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Center has recently received accreditation by NATEF and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).  The WMCTC’s Heavy Equipment Mechanics program has been accredited in Brakes, Diesel Engines, Electrical/Electronic Systems, and Preventative Maintenance Inspection.

To achieve this coveted recognition, the Heavy Equipment Mechanics program underwent rigorous evaluation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).  Nationally accepted standards of excellence in areas such as instruction, facilities, and equipment were used.

Tim Johnson, Heavy Equipment Mechanics Instructor, explained, “During the past few months, we have worked closely with NATEF to make certain that our program would meet strict industry standards, and now we are happy to join the ranks of the ASE accredited training programs.  Students will be assured of a quality education, and shop owners will be assured of getting quality job applicants.” 

Upon completion of the evaluation, NATEF recommended that the WMCTC be accredited by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).  ASE is a national non-profit organization which tests and certifies repair technicians, in addition to accrediting automotive training programs.