3Q2020 – Member Newsletter


Apprenticeship Programs Awarded to NTXAD
Jim Hardick, Chairman NTXAD (C) accepts Registration of Apprenticeship certificate from
L. Lee Price, Texas State Director – Region IV Department of Labor (R) joined by
C. Brent Franks, President NTXAD (L)

The Department of Labor has awarded the NTXAD an apprenticeship program, that is supported by the
ASE Educational Foundation

In Phase I of the program, NTXAD, ASE and Tarrant County Community College have partnered for the 2020/2021 school year providing an apprenticeship program funded by a Chapter 133 grant with the Texas Workforce Commission. Once the blueprint is established the program will be extended to other counties in North Texas.

The planned Phase II of the program will be a high school apprenticeship program slated for the 2021/2022 school year. This will be through the Department of Labor and will feature a partnership between NTXAD, ASE and local area high schools in the 16 county area NTXAD serves with active Auto Tech programs for juniors and seniors.

NTXAD and the ASE Educational Foundation are committed to growing the future automotive technician workforce through these programs by matching dealers with apprentices. The value of hands-on learning in a dealership alongside experienced journeymen and following OEM technical guidelines will help produce a strong workforce for tomorrow.

Collin College Automotive and Collision Technology

The plan for opening this semester:
CCCC plans to open face-to-face for the Fall 2020 semester with extra safety precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The HVAC system is equipped with a UV light filter, hand sanitizing stations have been added in every classroom and throughout the hallways. Masks will be handed out to students and employees, along with increased cleaning protocol to comply with CDC guidelines. 

Enrollment numbers for each program for this semester:
Automotive Technology- 69
Collision Technology- 9
Program summary:
The Automotive Technology program is designed to prepare students for high‐skill, high‐demand positions in the automotive industry. Completers will have opportunities in dealerships; large tire, lube, and repair chains; as well as independent shops. In addition to earning stackable certificates, marketable skills, and AAS degrees, completers will be prepared to earn industry-recognized ASE certifications qualifying them for Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) or Automotive Service Technician (AST) designation.

The Collision Technology program is designed to prepare students for high‐skill, high‐demand positions in the collision industry. Completers will have opportunities in auto body shops with major dealerships, large collision repair chains as well as independent shops. In addition to earning marketable skills, stackable certificates, and AAS degrees, completers will earn multiple industry-recognized I‐CAR certifications and prepare for ASE certifications.

Driving Change: The Gift of Mobility

Through the generosity of 10 local NTXAD Dealers a Dallas County essential worker and mother, Katrina Gabriel and her son, Devon Gabriel, were gifted with a lift-equipped handicap vehicle outside
the Frank Crowley Courthouse in Dallas.

The 2017 Dodge Caravan replaced their old van of 20 years which had been plagued by mechanical problems, often stranding the Gabriel’s.

Sheriff Marian Brown and Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price joined business leaders in the presentation to Katrina Gabriel who said it would “turn a lot of noes into yeses” for her son, who uses a wheelchair.

Commission John Wiley Price recognized the following dealerships and groups in a statement “While I must applaud the North Texas Automobile Dealers as an outstanding business organization, I must
also commend the consortium of donors that made a significant contribution toward making a dream come true.”

Audi Dallas, Berkshire Hathaway Automotive, Clay Cooley Auto Group,
Don Herring Mitsubishi, Friendly Chevrolet, Goodson Acura,
Jaguar Land Rover Dallas, Sam Pack Automotive Group, Park Place Dealerships,
Sewell Dealerships, Southwest Kia and EFG.

Auto Dealer Finance
& Fraud Seminar
Sep. 9, 2:00PM CST

Featured Speakers:
Deputy Chief, White Collar Crimes Unit – Phillip Clark
Specialized Crimes Division, Dallas County District Attorney’s Office

Commander Bryan Sudan, Tarrant Regional Auto Crimes Taks Force

Law enforcement continues to see a growing trend with vehicles stolen and/or bogus identity. This webinar will cover the importance of the working relationship between dealers and law enforcement, what to expect and what dealers can do to assist law enforcement to ensure recovery of the vehicle(s) and effective prosecution of the offenders.

Look for your invite coming. Save info@ntxad.com to your address book to help ensure communication deliveries.

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