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 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.

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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

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


- Carla Kucinski/GTCC