ETHS auto shop earns national certification


The Board of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has named Evanston Township High School as a certified high school in its automobile training programs.

The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) administers the ASE certification program in an effort to improve the quality of training offered at the secondary and post-secondary levels.

NATEF examines the structure and resources of training programs and evaluates them against nationally accepted standards of quality. In order to receive ASE/NATEF certification, ETHS completed the rigorous program to comply with the evaluation procedure, meet established standards, and adhere to designated policies.

The school gave credit to grants from the Owen L. Coon Family Foundation and the ETHS Educational Foundation for funds needed to upgrade the school’s auto shop facilities and training program to meet the certification requirements.

Top: The newly certified auto shop at ETHS

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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