“I’m not a salesman for this program, I just see something that works here, and it works well,” remarked Mulcahy during Triton College’s 2016 GM and ACDelco ASEP (Automotive Service Educational Program) recognition luncheon.
Tim Mulcahy knows a thing or two about training good auto mechanics. After all, he’s worked as an automotive service technician for more than 30 years.
The event honored graduates of the program, in which Triton College partners with General Motors and ACDelco to provide training and practical experience for students pursuing a career in automotive technology.
Mulcahy served as the guest speaker at the ceremony. His son, Cole Mulcahy was among the most recent crop of ASEP graduates.
“One of the great things about this program is you learn it in class one day, and apply it in the work place the next,” the elder Mulchahy said.
The GM and ACDelco ASEP Program, now in its 34th year at Triton, matches students with GM Dealerships or ACDelco professional service centers in the area. Throughout the two-year program, participants report to work with their sponsoring partner in addition to attending classes at Triton.
“They’re already in a job, so most of (the graduates) are just going to transition or move up into positions where they are,” said James Gray, Triton’s ASEP Coordinator.
Andrew Wawrzyniak of Wood Dale is one of this year’s ASEP graduates. Between his classes at Triton and on the job training at Biggers Chevrolet in Elgin, Wawrzyniak picked up diagnostic and repair skills that will allow him to keep cars and drivers safe on our roads. His hard work and diligence earned him the program’s leadership award.
“It was pretty grueling, with hard work hours and school hours,” he said. “But the guys we were with and the teachers were outstanding. “
Click here for more information on the GM and ACDelco ASEP partnership including how to apply, or contact the General Motors ASEP coordinator at (708) 456-0300 Ext. 3454.