LAWRENCEVILLE — On Friday, April 22, 2022, Gwinnett Technical College began its newest partnership with Ford Motor Company. Automotive Student Service Educational Training (ASSET) is the alliance between FordMotor Company, Ford and Lincoln dealers, and your community college and technical school. The program is dedicated to providing Ford and Lincoln dealerships and their customers with technicians highly-trained in Ford service technologies and diagnostic and repair methods.
The Ford ASSET program is a two-year program that offers students a hands-on approach to learning. Like Ford dealerships, the automotive lab is equipped with technologically advanced tools and systems. Classrooms are equipped with the same parts, tools, and vehicles they would see at most Ford dealerships and firsthand interaction with Ford technical information systems and program-specific equipment.
Fifteen local Ford dealerships funded the purchase of six training vehicles, including a Ford Mustang Mach-E (fully electric), Ford F150, Ford F250 diesel, Ford Ranger, Ford Bronco, and Lincoln Aviator (plug-in hybrid electric), Ford training curriculum and service manuals, Ford specific tools and parts, training equipment, and more. The new classroom and lab are professional-level and will allow Gwinnett Tech students to work first-hand with some of the most sophisticated, cutting-edge technology in the automotive industry.
Dr. D.Glen Cannon, Gwinnett Technical College president, stated, “anytime we have a global player that becomes a part of our College, it is a tremendous achievement for our students and community. Ford Motor Company is a global leader, and when we can connect with global leaders with a sustainable, qualified workforce to help meet their workforce demands, everyone benefits. It’s only fitting that they would partner with Gwinnett Technical College to help them achieve their goals.”
Gwinnett Tech students are successful because they are given the opportunity to learn in theory and be seasoned in practice. Additionally, Gwinnett Tech’s academic team has worked closely with Ford to develop a specific training certificate unique to Ford Motor Company. Classes begin Fall semester of 2022.
In addition to students, Ford focuses on faculty, as well. Gwinnett Tech instructors were trained on Ford products and have access to tools and resources to enhance student learning. The program allows Gwinnett Tech to use and fully integrate Ford’s technical training library to ensure they always have a working knowledge of the latest automotive systems.
Gwinnett Tech’s Automotive Technology program is one of the top programs in the nation and is fully accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation in Automotive Service Excellence. It is considered one of the country’s best programs, and Gwinnett Tech’s automotive technology graduates are highly sought in the marketplace. The College’s 99% job placement rate speaks volumes about the quality and excellence of the program.
Visit Gwinnett Technical College’s Automotive Technology programs for more information about GwinnettTech.edu.
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About Gwinnett Tech: Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia’s largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of its community. The College offers more than 140 associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops, and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech is Gwinnett County’s largest corporate training provider and serves residents and businesses in north Fulton County. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit GwinnettTech.edu. A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.