WANADA’s ADEI Program Hosts Outdoor Kickoff Event for Spring Students

Last month, new enrollees in WANADA’s Automobile Dealer Education Institute participated in an outdoor, socially-distanced kickoff event at Montgomery College in Rockville. Even amidst a global pandemic, registrations for ADEI have never been higher, and there was actually a wait list for applicants heading into this year.

Thanks to the great support from the Montgomery County Automotive Trades Foundation and Northern Virginia Community College, ADEI students have still been able to receive in-person training at the auto technician centers on the campuses of NOVA and Montgomery College.

WANADA would like to thank the numerous dealers who have supported the program, through sponsoring students and also by making charitable contributions to ADEI, which is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations to ADEI are tax-deductible, and they help defray some of WANADA’s costs associated with hosting the program, including providing students with a high-quality set of tools, educational materials, and more, as they work diligently to grow into reliable, high-quality service technicians at dealerships across the region.

The association would also like to thank Erik Falk and Billy Painter, WANADA’s in-house recruitment advisors in Maryland and Northern Virginia, along with Steve Boden from the Montgomery County ATF, for helping the program continue even as many in-person activities have remained shuttered across the region. We would also like to thank the program’s excellent instructors, several of whom participated in the semester kickoff event in Rockville, for helping these young apprentices become top-notch service professionals.

If you would like to sponsor service-tech apprentices, support the program through a donation, or just learn more about ADEI, please contact Joe Koch, WANADA’s Vice President of Operations, at jk@wanada.org. You can also visit ADEI’s website at adei-programs.org.

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