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Tuesday, 29 January 2019 18:02

ASA Northwest’s 2019 ATE Gearing Up To Be Another Successful Event

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ASA Northwest is busy gearing up for its 2019 Automotive Training Expo (ATE), which will be held March 22--24 at the DoubleTree Hotel Seattle Airport.


In addition to offering more than 60 management and technical courses from the industry’s leading instructors, the expo will feature more than 50 vendors, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar, and access to the industry’s foremost consultants, products and suppliers.


Jeff Lovell, president and executive director of ASA Northwest, noted, “The most exciting thing is seeing members come together. We have 25 volunteers that help put this event together; our volunteers are the ones who make it all happen, and it’s exciting to watch them come together from all over the state as a family.


“We are just 26 seats away from being completely sold out this year, and 17 classes are completely full already with two months to go before the event!”


Attendees will be treated to a lunch keynote presentation titled “Your Passion – Is It Nowhere?” delivered by John Burkhauser and sponsored by BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY. The presentation will be one of the 26 educational seminars offered on Friday. All ASA members are encouraged to attend the annual educators’ meeting from 4--5 p.m., where they can meet shop instructors in their local area and learn about ASA Northwest’s new apprenticeship program.


Lovell stressed, “With the current shortage of techs and skilled workers, it’s important that we all network and support one another in order to help grow technicians required to fill the needs of our industry.”


Saturday’s offerings will include 25 educational sessions, beginning with a breakfast keynote, “Stopping Long Enough to Consider What Lies Ahead,” delivered by Bill Haas and sponsored by Worldpac Training Institute. Chris Chesney will deliver the lunch keynote, “To ADAS or not to ADAS; That is the Question,” sponsored by CARQUEST Technical Institute.


Bob Ward will kick off the 12 sessions offered on the final half-day of the 2019 ATE with a keynote presentation titled “Next Generation Owners” and sponsored by Perpetual Business. The event will conclude at noon on Sunday.

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