Automotive Youth Educational System (AYES)
In this ASE Education Foundation-accredited program, students learn the basics of auto technology and may have the opportunity to work as paid interns at sponsoring auto dealerships. They learn about engines, electrical and computer systems, suspension and brakes and receive an introduction to hybrid vehicle technology. They have the opportunity to earn college credit and work toward an associate’s degree through Hudson Valley Community College through the University in High School Program.
Students interested in enrolling in AYES must be recommended to the program by an automotive instructor, and complete a transcript review and interview process.
Upon completion of the program, students can earn ASE/EPA 609, SP/2 and ASE certifications. Career- related information can be found at: www.ayes.org.