Sara Heller of Rockaway, coordinator of Raritan Valley Group Faculty’s Automotive Know-how program, was lately honored with a nationwide achievement award because the CCAR/Electude/ASE Teacher of the 12 months.

Heller was amongst 52 automotive professionals acknowledged on Nov. 17 on the Fall Board of Governors assembly of the Nationwide Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), held on the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego, California. CCAR is the coordinating committee for Automotive Restore.

The ASE annual awards highlight prime scorers on the ASE Certification exams from among the many ranks of the roughly quarter million ASE Licensed professionals nationwide. Charlie Ayers, president of CCAR; Matt Bishop, enterprise improvement supervisor, Electude; Brad Pellman, vhair of the ASE Board of Administrators; and Timothy Zilke, ASE president and CEO, introduced the award to Heller.

“Sara, who’s an teacher/coordinator of Automotive Know-how at Raritan Valley Group Faculty in Branchburg, is likely one of the excellent ASE Licensed professionals acknowledged yearly by totally different segments of the automotive service and restore {industry}. Every of those elite technicians is introduced with an industry-specific award recognizing their achievement,” stated Timothy Zilke, ASE President and CEO.

Heller, an ASE-certified automotive technician who has expertise working within the automotive discipline, is at the moment in her fourth yr at RVCC. She beforehand served as the teacher/coordinator for Middlesex County Faculty and in addition was an automotive instructor at quite a few excessive faculties all through New York.

Heller acquired a bachelor’s diploma in philosophy from Queens Faculty and a grasp’s diploma in Particular Schooling from Cappella College. She additionally holds numerous licenses and certifications within the automotive discipline.

“ASE has honored extraordinary {industry} professionals from throughout the nation for greater than 40 years,” Zilke continued. “That is made doable by the help of our many award sponsors, whose ranks embrace a few of the best-known names within the {industry}. We’re proud to associate with CCAR and Electude to acknowledge Sara’s dedication to excellence in offering the easiest in automotive service and restore. This dedication is mirrored within the proficient professionals we acknowledge every year and Sara represents the most effective of the most effective.”

Thirty-three corporations sponsored the person technician recognition awards within the Auto, Truck, Collision, Elements and Service classes, together with awards for instructors. Along with in search of prime scores on ASE exams, award sponsors study on-the-job excellence, group service, and different elements when choosing honorees.

Established in 1972 as a nonprofit group, the Nationwide Institute for Automotive Service Excellence “upholds and promotes excessive requirements of service and restore by way of the evaluation, certification and credentialing of present and future {industry} professionals, and the celebrated ASE Blue Seal brand identifies professionals who possess the important information and expertise to carry out with excellence. In the present day, there are roughly 250,000 ASE Licensed professionals at work in dealerships, unbiased outlets, collision restore outlets, auto elements shops, fleets, faculties, and schools all through the nation.”

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