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Wednesday, 06 September 2017 15:48

ASE Holds Test-Taking Workshop for ASA Northwest Members

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On August 23, ASE’s Western States Consultant, Walt Commans, taught a free workshop on ASE test taking for members of ASA Northwest’s Vancouver/Portland Chapter for the second consecutive year. 

AG Diesel Repair’s Cameron Tormanen hosted the workshop at his training facility. The workshop was held to prepare those taking ASE’s test for the first time, as well as those who have been struggling to pass.

 

“In addition to shop owners, we had 10 technicians attend the evening workshop,” Commans said. “The purpose of the workshop was to help technicians overcome their test-taking fears, give them a roadmap on preparing for the ASE Certification tests, and teach them to read and understand the four question styles for better test results. We tried to eliminate stress by keeping the meeting informal and comfortable and by allowing a lot of time for a question-and-answer session, as well as providing ASE study guides for the techs to take home. We demonstrated the benefits of having ASE Certifications for both techs and shop owners, including production increase and better employees.”

 

Networking opportunities began at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the workshop. Next year, Commans and Tormanen plan to hold the event later in the year to avoid conflicts with summer vacations, and hope this will lead to increased attendance. 


Commans concluded, “ASE is grateful to Jeff Lovell and ASA Northwest for their support and for putting together test-taking workshops in the Northwest, and I can’t say thank you enough to Cameron for hosting this event and for his ongoing support to the industry.”


For more information on ASA Northwest, visit asanorthwest.com or call President/Executive Director Jeff Lovell at 253-473-6970. For more information on the ASE Certification program, contact Walt Commans at waltcommans@msn.com or 714-875-9011.

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