TADA Fully Supports AYES

Automotive Youth Educational Systems, or AYES, consists of Business and Education partnerships between both automotive dealers and aftermarket service employers and high school automotive technology schools.

As part of the ASE Industry Education Alliance, AYES is supported by contributions from over 30 corporations and automotive service industry associates, including ten vehicle OE manufacturers. In addition, many state and local industry associations, including state and metro dealers associations provide promotional and in-kind support. Close to 400 NATEF-accredited high schools automotive technology programs throughout the nation will produce 3,000 or more AYES Students during the 2017-18 school year.
The goals of AYES are:
• To develop career-ready, entry-level automotive technicians and service personnel.
• To give high school automotive technology students the opportunity and guidance to explore rewarding automotive careers.
• To provide the tools and support to develop and practice the skills needed to succeed in the industry.
High school students are invited to pursue AYES Student qualification. In addition to taking the academic courses toward their high school degrees, they'll take challenging classroom/laboratory courses in basic automotive technology, collision repair & refinishing, or diesel technology.
The goal of the AYES model is a 320-hour internship opportunity, which can take place during the summer between the junior and senior year.
During this internship, students work alongside a trained and qualified mentor - usually an ASE-certified Master Technician - to help prepare them for entry-level career positions or advanced studies in automotive technology.
AYES Students are enrolled in NATEF-accredited automotive service and collision repair programs and participate in 
Employer partners promote automotive careers at the local level. They are also asked to get involved with their school's Advisory Committee, sponsor one or more students for paid internships, and often assist AYES Students acquire needed tools.
AYES is designed with continuing professional development in mind. Many participating employers continue to sponsor AYES Graduates’ attendance at college-level programs including those supported by vehicle manufacturers, such as 
GM ASEP, Toyota T-TEN, Honda PACT, MOPAR CAP, BMW STEP or a certificate program offered by Mercedes-Benz.
AYES has active affiliations in almost every state and hundreds of NATEF-accredited programs nationwide. 

For more information on the AYES program, contact Chuck Price.