Kudos to WANADAs tech ed. partners in Fairfax and Montgomery

Kudos to WANADAês tech ed. partners in Fairfax and Montgomery

WANADA is proud of its two longstanding career education partner groups connected with the public school systems in Fairfax and Montgomery Counties for getting positive news coverage in last Mondayês Washington Post (–Building Up Trade Skills,” June 13, 2016). In an above-the-fold spread in the METRO section, the Fairfax Foundation for Applied Technology was covered, along with the Montgomery Students Construction Trades Foundation, for their strides in construction trades training and education where public high school students in each jurisdiction construct a house that is sold on the residential market to ordinary homebuyers.

FATE in Fairfax and MSCTF in Montgomery have both been about the task of home construction career training for more than 40 years, with the construction programs acting as the model for both the Student Auto Sales component of FATE and the Montgomery Students Automotive Trades Foundation (a.k.a. the –Minidealership”). Like their construction training counterparts, who are engaged in real world business education retailing houses to home buyers, FATEês Student Auto Sales and Montgomeryês Minidealership engage high school students in reconditioning and retailing used cars.

Both Student Auto Sales and the Minidealership work as precursor programs to the Auto Dealer Education Institute (ADEI), which in turn develops line technicians employed in WANADA member dealerships while they study auto technology through Marshall Academy in Falls Church, VA and Montgomery College in Rockville, MD.

WANADA salutes its partners, Chad Maclin, who heads up FATE in Fairfax, and Steve Boden, who directs the construction and auto trades Foundations in Montgomery County, for their extraordinary success with and dedication to career education at the secondary school and post secondary levels. High marks also go to each man for effectively articulating the positive message of their respective career training programs that came through so well in last Mondayês Washington Post! For a copy of the full TWP article, click here.

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