The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has released a message from Bobby Bassett, chairman of the ASE board of directors.
Bassett, who serves as the North American national training manager for Gates Corporation, reflects on the challenging times we are facing and the need for skilled individuals with professional credentials to keep the supply chain and motoring public going.
This message is below:
ASE Chairman’s Message
“It is an honor to serve as Chairman of ASE. I am looking forward to working with our partners from the aftermarket and OE segments of the industry to enhance the value of ASE, not only among service professionals and industry members, but among consumers as well. We have a robust agenda of goals we want to accomplish, but first, I’d like to address the challenging times we are currently facing.
“Now more than ever, our transportation infrastructure needs skilled individuals with professional credentials to keep the supply chain and motoring public going. It is for that reason that ASE has automatically extended all ASE certifications expiring on June 30, 2020 to a new date of December 31, 2020. Service professionals have plenty on their minds and do not need to worry about expiring ASE certifications.
“They have the full support of ASE and we thank them for their commitment to professionalism and dedicated service, today and every day. Brighter days will come, and with them will come an increasing need for highly motivated, well-trained professional service technicians. With ongoing advancements in technology, we must look ahead and work to address a significant challenge that we face as an industry – a shortage of professional technicians and educators that have the knowledge and skills to service the vehicles of today and tomorrow.
“That is why we introduced the newly defined mission of ASE: To serve the transportation industry as an independent third party that upholds and promotes high standards of service and repair through the assessment, certification and credentialing of current and future industry professionals.
“Today, ASE is more relevant than ever before, and our mission more critical, as the industry seeks to attract more talented professionals and ensure they are proficient in new technologies. On behalf of the ASE Board of Governors, we thank you for your support and wish you all the best during these trying times.”
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