Anthis Career Center's Automotive Program receives national certification - April 13, 2010

Record Number: 6209
Displayed from: Apr 13, 2010 , until: May 13, 2010

The automotive training program at Anthis Career Center in Fort Wayne has received certification by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Anthis Career Center's automotive program has been certified in the following areas: Brakes, Steering and Suspension, Engine Performance, Electrical Systems and Engine and Drive Train. To achieve this coveted recognition, the school's automotive training program underwent rigorous evaluation by NATEF. Nationally accepted standards of excellence in areas such as instruction, facilities and equipment were used. "This is great news for automotive-minded young people and their parents," said NATEF Chairman Donald Seyfer. "Because this program increases cooperation between local education and industry leaders, it gives added assurance that Anthis Career Center's graduates will be employable entry-level technicians. As a result of the quality education provided by Anthis Career Center, the motoring public will benefit since better repair technicians will join the work force." Upon completion of the evaluation, NATEF recommended that the Anthis Automotive Program be certified by ASE, a national non-profit organization that tests and certifies repair technicians, in addition to certifying automotive training programs. "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 delighted to stay with the ranks of the ASE certified training programs," said Anthis Assistant Principal Bob Roebuck. "Students will be assured of a quality education, and shop owners will be assured of getting quality job applicants."

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.