June 23, 2010
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH – Proving their mettle as a leader in career training, the automotive programs at Cleveland Heights High School have received coveted certification by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
The Automotive Collision program has been re-certified in paint and refinishing, non-structural analysis and damage repair, and structural analysis and damage repair. The Automotive Technology program has been re-certified in brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, and suspension and steering. To achieve this prestigious recognition, the automotive training programs underwent rigorous evaluation. Jeffrey Porter is the Auto Technology instructor and Gregory Henderson is the Auto Collision instructor at Cleveland Heights High School.
These programs are offered at Heights High School by the Tri-Heights Career Prep Consortium, which includes the school districts of Warrensville Heights, Shaker Heights, and Cleveland Heights-University Heights. The consortium provides Career and Technical training in thirteen programs.
“This is great news for automotive-minded young people and their parents,” said Donald Seyfer, NATEF Chair. “Because this program increases cooperation between local and educational industry leaders, it gives added assurance that Cleveland Heights High School’s graduates will be employable entry-level technicians. As a result of the quality education provided by Cleveland Heights High School the public will benefit as well-trained repair technicians join the work force.”
John DiSabato, Coordinator of Career and Technical Education added, “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 join the ranks of the ASE certified training program. Students will be assured of a quality education, and shop owners will be assured to getting quality job applicants.”