Virginia Oden has been named assistant vice president of the ASE Education Foundation, it was announced today by Mike Coley, president of the Foundation.
In her role at the ASE Education Foundation, Oden will work closely with the foundation’s field managers, industry partners, state and national educators, and career and technical education (CTE) organizations.
“We are very pleased to welcome Virginia to the ASE Education Foundation and know she will be a great asset in helping us achieve our goals,” said Coley. “Virginia brings an extensive background in recruiting and retention with her, and she will play an instrumental role as we continue to expand our program offerings and address the industry’s need for more entry-level technicians.”
Prior to joining the ASE Education Foundation, Oden served as a transportation program specialist with the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education where she cultivated relationships in the private sector and with educational organizations to help address the skills gap. She also worked with instructors and industry professionals to create recruiting strategies and provided instructional coaching to new and existing educators. In addition, Oden organized and presented professional development seminars and worked with local, state and national organizations to develop potential employment opportunities for Oklahoma schools and the students who completed their programs.
Oden is an experienced recruiter in the health care and automotive industries. A graduate of Auburn University, she also holds a Master of Education degree, adult and higher education from the University of Oklahoma.
About the ASE Education Foundation
The ASE Education Foundation provides proven solutions to the technician shortage, working with over 2,300 automotive technology training programs and over 100,000 students nationally to provide the transportation industry a skilled entry level workforce through standards and credentials for institutions and individuals. The Foundation also offers career development and workplace exposure by creating relationships and partnerships with employers. For more information, visit www.ASEeducationFoundation.org.
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