and Professional Organizations
American Brakes for
Safety (ABS) Education Alliance
This alliance of
companies provides information such as proper use and safety
when using anti-lock brakes and similar stability and handling
American Society of Safety
The ASSE represents professionals who work in
National Highway Traffic
NHTSA is a government office that
notifies the public on automotive safety issues such as crash
tests, air bags, seat belts, anti-lock brakes, driving
distractions, tire problems, and other considerations in
United States Department
DOT is a government office that
develops all national policies on transportation. DOT also
conducts transportation-related research to make sure vehicles
are completely safe for public use.
United States Department of
This is a federal organization that provides
information and regulations about labor. It protects workers
with federal laws involving safe and healthful working
conditions; wages and overtime; freedom from discrimination;
unemployment insurance; and other kinds of support.
Center to Protect Workers'
The CPWR researches and informs workers about
health and safety issues, as well as related economic
provides information related to material safety data sheets.
Student and Professional
This is a
national organization that helps train students for technical,
skilled, or service occupations through activities and
Association for Career and
ACTE is a national education
association that helps prepare youths and adults for careers.
United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agriculture Implement
Workers of America
The UAW protects the wages,
benefit, and overall treatment of union members from unfair
Automotive Service Excellence
The ASE is an organization that issues tests and
certifications for automotive service and repair
National Automotive Technicians
NATEF is a national organization
that sets standards for high quality automotive programs in
Ford/AAA Student Auto
This annual competition, co-sponsored by Ford
Motor Company and the American Automobile Association,
showcases the skills of high school automotive students.
Ford ASSET Program
Ford ASSET (Automotive Student Service Educational Training)
program enables students to receive on-the-job training at a
sponsoring dealership while earning an associate's degree in
Students in the AYES
program receive on-the-job training at automotive dealerships
while earning their high school diplomas.
Toyota Technical Education
The T-TEN program gives students the
opportunity to learn Toyota-specific aspects of auto repair
while completing their post-secondary education.
This program, designed for automotive
technicians at the post-secondary level, provides hands-on
training in servicing DaimlerChrysler vehicles.