- ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
- NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research)
NATEF was founded in 1983 as an independent, non-profit organization with a single mission: To evaluate technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry and recommend qualifying programs for certification (accreditation) by ASE, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. For more information, visit http://www.natef.org/. Reprinted with permission.
The Automotive Service Technician pathway includes classroom and hands-on experiences that prepare students for continuing education or employment in the auto service industry. This program was written to incorporate the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) learning objectives/content and hours. Students who complete this program are encouraged to take the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) ASE exams. The MLR is a national certification program recognized throughout the automotive service industry.
The Collision Repair pathway includes classroom and hands-on experiences that prepare students for continuing education or employment in the collision repair industry. I-CAR was formed in 1979 as a not-for-profit collision training organization. Its focus is on activities and resources that assist the collision repair industry achieve a high level of training for its technicians, and content is based on National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards. I-CAR technical training programs are developed and delivered to technicians in the collision industry. For more information, visit http://www.i-car.com/.
The Culinary Arts pathway program includes classroom and hands-on experiences that will prepare students for employment or continuing education in the foodservice industry. This program was written to incorporate the National Restaurant Association (NRA) ProStart learning objectives. Any student who successfully completes this program and the mentoring requirements of the NRA can take the National ProStart Certificate of Achievement exam. This is a national certification program recognized throughout the foodservice industry. Each district should implement a maximum number of students dependent on the size of each lab.
This program was designed to articulate to postsecondary programs in Food Production, Hotel and Restaurant Management, and Culinary Arts. Industry standards are based on the NRA ProStart certification.
Individuals who successfully complete the three WorkKeys assessments—Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents—earn the WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate® (WorkKeysNCRC®), a valuable credential for students and job seekers seeking to verify foundational workplace skills. ACT WorkKeys also offers additional assessments to measure interests, values, and behaviors that can lead to greater job satisfaction. Information found at