Graduates of Triton College’s GM and ACDelco ASEP (Automotive Service Educational Program) class of 2017 are now on their way to a rewarding career in the automotive industry. Nine students completed the program this spring, which is now in its 35th year at Triton.The graduates were honored during a recognition luncheon on July 26.
“This is a tremendous opportunity and a relationship that we have valued for many years and we look forward to only growing and strengthening as time goes forward,” Dr. Chuck Bohleke, Triton College Dean of Business and Technology said during the ceremony. “We are thrilled with all of the support that GM and ACDelco have given us through the years.”
Through GM and ACDelco ASEP, students are matched 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.
The guest speaker at the luncheon was Sheryl Gray, wife of former longtime GM ASEP coordinator James Gray, who passed away last year.
“He would be so proud of all of you students,” Mrs. Gray said during her remarks. “In his memory I say to you on behalf of James … I say congratulations, and the opportunities that are before you – make sure you take advantage of them.”
Brayan Juarez of Wheeling received this year’s Certified Service Leadership Award. He was sponsored by Dakota K Auto Repair as he completed the program, where he will now work as a mechanic.
“It was really nice, they gave us a lot of information about cars and how to fix them and diagnose them,” Juarez said. “The instructors were really nice and really prepared, and they always stayed on task with us.”
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.