Program administrators for WANADA’s Automobile Dealer Education Institute (ADEI) have begun their spring recruiting push with high school seniors interested in beginning careers as auto technicians. With most spring breaks completed and the semester fast coming to a close, it is the prime time to get your dealership on the waiting list to interview candidates from the incoming slate of apprentices.
Our pre-screened candidates interview for positions in your service department and, if hired, your new apprentice then works under the supervision of a mentor and attends classes one day per week at either Montgomery College in Rockville, MD or Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, VA. Instruction consists of four modules which are roughly equivalent to academic semesters and also entail one hour of factory training per week. Completion of all four modules (a two-year process) provides the competency needed for participants to successfully pass the ASE Certification exams. WANADA staff regularly visits and communicates with the candidate, the college instructors, key dealership personnel and the mentor over the entirety of the 2-year program to ensure all parties are working together toward developing the apprentice into a confident and capable member of your service team.Download Bulletin PDF