FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 25, 2014
JAMESTOWN - As part of Guilford Technical
Community College's continued efforts to train students and
technicians on the latest vehicle systems, General Motors has
donated a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro to GTCC's General Motors Automotive Service
Educational Program (ASEP).
This is the fifth vehicle General Motors has donated to GTCC's
GM ASEP program this academic year. The company previously donated
four vehicles: a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze, a 2012 Buick LaCrosse,
a 2012 Chevrolet Traverse and a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado.
"These new vehicles ensure that we can provide students with
training, skills and certifications on the latest vehicle systems
in the industry," said Joshua Gilbert, GM ASEP coordinator and
instructor in Automotive Systems Technology at GTCC.
GTCC is one of only four schools in the nation offering the GM
ASEP certificate program. For more information, please contact
Joshua Gilbert at firstname.lastname@example.org or (336) 334-4822 ext. 50222
to learn more.
About GM ASEP Option at GTCC
The General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (GM
ASEP) was created in response to GM dealers' needs for qualified
service technicians. It represents a partnership between General
Motors, the college, dealerships and the student. This is a
two-year associate degree program that prepares a graduate for a
challenging and rewarding career as a GM-trained automotive
technician. Upon completion of this program, the graduate will also
be qualified to test for ASE certification.
GTCC is one of more than 50 NATEF certified colleges that offers
this GM sponsored program throughout the country. Students in the
program are sponsored by dealerships and spend eight weeks out of
every semester performing paid, hands-on, co-op training at that
dealership. The course work is based on the same curriculum used in
all of the Automotive Service Technology programs, but is focused
on the service, maintenance and repair of GM products.
GM ASEP is a limited enrollment program. In order to qualify for
enrollment into the program you must meet college entrance
requirements and be employable in the automotive industry.
Acceptance into GM ASEP is contingent upon being hired by a
sponsoring GM dealership or ACDelco PSC (Professional Service
Center). Employment usually requires a valid N.C. driver's
license and a clean driving record. Applicants may be subject
to criminal background checks and drug testing.
Learn more at tinyurl.com/n86wshq.
About GM ASEP
Since 1979, GM's continued commitment to identify and support the
GM Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) colleges and
universities has produced more than 16,000 service technicians. GM
ASEP incorporates advanced automotive technical training with a
strong academic foundation of math, reading, and electronics, and
both analytical and technical skills. Students can earn an
associate degree while working and learning on the job, resulting
in a solid education combined with invaluable work experience. For
more information, visit https://gmasep.org.
Guilford Technical Community College is the third largest of
58 institutions in the NC Community College System. GTCC serves
more than 40,000 students annually from four major campuses and
three specialized centers. Learn more at www.gtcc.edu.
- Carla Kucinski/GTCC