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Automotive Youth Educational System

Automotive Youth Educational System (AYES) is a national partnership among automotive manufacturers, automotive dealers, high schools and Regional Occupational Centers and Programs (ROCPs).

The California Department of Education assists schools or secondary programs in obtaining school certification and state-of-the-art curriculum in automotive technology for individuals in grades eleven and twelve and students in secondary programs.

AYES consists of Business and Education partnerships between both automotive dealers and aftermarket service employers and high school automotive technology schools. Primary participants are automotive manufacturers, automotive dealerships, high schools, post-secondary schools, and ROCPs.

The AYES program strives to prepare young people for both challenging and rewarding well-paying long term careers in the automotive industry.

For further information about the AYES program, contact Marvin Linville, California AYES Director, by phone at 530-368-1228 or by e-mail at, or visit the National AYES External link opens in new window or tab. Web site.

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Contact Information

Robert Wilson, Education Programs Consultant

Career Technical Education Leadership and Instructional Support Office
Career and College Transition Division
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 4202
Sacramento, CA 95814

Questions: Robert Wilson | | 916-319-0675 
Last Reviewed: Friday, September 23, 2016