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Mission and Goals


Automotive Youth Education Systems

Mission

The mission of the Automotive Youth Education Systems (AYES) is to be the catalyst in the development of school-to-career automotive educational programs at the high school level on a nationwide basis by bringing together business (auto dealers) and educational systems and providing a source of qualified entry-level technicians and other service personnel for automotive dealerships.

Goals

AYES provides an active, positive approach to attract young people to rewarding and challenging automotive careers. By the time AYES students graduate from high school and receive their AYES certificate, they will have both the technical skills and the employability skills that dealerships expect of entry-level employees.

Students selected to participate not only take the auto technology classes while they pursue their high school diplomas but they also work between their junior and senior years at participating dealerships under the tutelage of a journeyman technician.

In order to achieve these goals, AYES is pursuing three major strategies:

Questions: Dara Dubois | ddubois@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-7754 
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