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Diman automotive students winner of Ford Motor Company Challenge

Students, staff, and Ford rep

Students stand with new tools

Although remote learning is a new territory overall, students at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School have been completing web-based Ford training since 2018. The sponsorship from First Ford, provides Automotive Technology students at Diman access to the NewFordTech ACE Learning Management System.

Earlier in the year, Diman Regional VTHS was a winner of a National monthly challenge hosted by NewFordTech. The winners were based off highest completion of ACE Courses per student in the month of February. Winners were announced in March as Covid-19 regulations set in; the school has patiently been waiting for their tool prize since then.

Ford ACE courses cover topics including electrical systems, brakes, engine repair, steering and suspension, and transmissions. The web-based courses complement the hands-on classroom learning and hold industry level recognition. The ACE courses a student successfully completes will now transfer with them if they choose to work in a Ford dealership or attend a Ford ASSET college program. 

The pandemic reminded us all that technicians are an essential piece of our nation’s workforce. Our techs have never stopped working during this pandemic and the demand for automotive technicians is not dwindling. According to the NADA, the retail auto industry needs roughly 76,000 new technicians every year to keep pace with jobs being created, as well as retirements from an aging workforce. Highschool training programs such as Diman’s are a vital part of the automotive industry’s future.

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