Work Study Program

ASA Houston is working with local colleges to establish a work study program for our members with students in the automotive programs. As this program develops we will share the information with you here and at our meetings. The future of our industry is dependant on recruiting and retaining good technicians. There are several local junior colleges that offer very good automotive programs and our association will leverage that into an asset for our members.

If you have qestions or want to be an active part of this effort please email the office

Task List for Internship Technician Program

Task List for Internship Technician Program

Minutes 9/9/2015

John Miller, Chuck Stasny, Rudy, Konrad, Nancy, Kathryn

  1. Mission Statement

    1. Work Study Program

    2. Serve education needs of the automotive profession

  2. Recruit six ASA members for Education Committee

  3. Identify six shops that want to participate

    1. In HCC Advisory Committee- NATEF certification

    2. Internship program

      Recruit possibilities: Mike Kacal, Ortega, David Skorka at Auto Doc, John Ferrata at Nline (Rudy), Ford and Byron at RMS, Ray White (John Miller)

      We mentioned Jim Noblet needing to be approached

  4. Develop employee & shop contract / agreement

    a. Agreement should be written

    b. Feedback should be provided to the student and school

  5. What are requirements of participating shops

    1. Current ASA member in good standing

    2. Good BBB rating

    3. Shop conducive to learning and training

    4. Employee/employer agreement or third party administrator

    5. Shop owner willing to report on student’s progress

    6. Consider Education reimbursement

    7. Currently provides training for existing technicians

    8. Shop willing to invest in a tool program for the student

  6. Prepare for Lunch & Learn

    1. Talking points

    2. Brochure (ASA advantages for the Technician

      1. Only one brand

      2. Dealer tries to keep the whole average hourly cost to 15 bucks/hour

      3. Competitive wages

      4. Opportunities to work on a variety of car repairs

      5. Better opportunities to advance

      6. Work with owner not corporation

      7. We operate according to a Code of Ethics

      8. Tech can see big picture of the repair

      9. Expanded opportunity for experience and promotion

  7. Develop a time line that for Lunch & Learn on October 22

    1. Creating ASA shop agreement

    2. Creating Intern agreement

    3. Orientation meeting for those wanting to particpate

    4. Budget of $1000 for a meal for Lunch & Learn for 100 people (


      Mission Statement thoughts


      Like any of it?


      We are an organization that continues to search for local quality training and continuing education for ASA shop members to provide their Technicians with the knowledge, tools, and experience needed to achieve a successful Technical Career


      We believe that the success of ASA member shops depends upon the talent and performance of dedicated employees who concentrate, above all, on quality, compliance and customer satisfaction. "Long-term integrity is worth far more than short-term profit."


      Training and Development is a catalyst for the ASA to engage in continuous learning, professional growth, and organizational effectiveness. Higher pay rates for higher skill levels gives employees the motivation and competitive edge for improvement


      The central purpose and role of the ASA Education and training Program

      Is to provide technicians with Learning & Development which contributes to the success of the organization by partnering with facilities that offer local automotive training which will in turn drive learning that is strategic, measureable, and effective.



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