ADEI holds Auto Tech Career Day at Montgomery College

ADEI holds Auto Tech Career Day at Montgomery College

The same day as the Dealer Law Briefing last week, WANADA staged a full-fledged Career Day for its Auto Dealer Education Instituteês (ADEI) Technician Training Program. And it was a big success. The event at Montgomery College was open to area high school students and anyone interested in becoming an entry-level auto technician. WANADA ran radio ads to recruit newcomers to the field.

–Most of the ones who came are going to get hired,” said ADEI coordinator Billy Painter. That means they will work as technicians at area dealerships while attending classes through the ADEI training program.

A number of WANADA dealerships sent fixed operations managers to meet with the aspiring auto technicians. Participating dealer organizations included DARCARS, Sheehy, Passport, Mile One and Fitzgerald Auto Malls. Snap-On, which supplies ADEI students with a starter set of tools, also sent a representative.

ADEIês Technician Development operates at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD and Marshall Academy in Falls Church, VA. WANADA recruits and places young adults aspiring to careers in auto technology in area dealer service departments where two years of course work is systematically blended with on the job training with mentor technicians. At the end of the process, a line technician is developed or –home grown” by the dealership, for the dealership. Hundreds of line technicians employed in WANADA dealerships today are where they are because of ADEI technician development training

For more information, contact Billy Painter at (202) 237-7200 or

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