Education Initiatives

training the next generation

of dealership employees

To compete successfully in the 21st century global economy

The automotive service industry is facing a crisis. The demand for highly skilled workers with advanced training in technology-related fields has outstripped the available pool of available employees.

Current Programs

Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES)

AYES is a school-to-career initiative that combines the resources of automotive manufacturers, dealership/retail facilities and certified schools to develop qualified, entry-level technicians.

FADA helps facilitate this program in high schools and technical schools around Florida.


Service Advisor Program

This 12-week program provides graduates with the opportunity to enter a high-wage, in demand career in automotive sales and service.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to seek an ASE Industry Certification as a certified Automobile Service Consultant.

This unique, first of its kind program was created at the request of automotive dealerships throughout the state to meet the increasing demand for qualified employees to work in this critical customer service position.


Florida Automotive Instructor’s Summer Training Workshop

Each summer FADA hosts our annual Florida Automotive Instructors Summer Training Workshop. This event, hosted at Mid Florida Tech in Orlando, draws automotive instructors from around the state. This summer marked the 12th anniversary and keeps growing each year.


FADA Certified Technician Test

This industry-driven assessment was developed as a result of the need within the automotive industry for a trusted, reliable credential that could be used when hiring employees and is used in high schools throughout the state.

The primary purpose of the Florida Automobile Dealers Association (FADA) Certified Technician is to distinguish those individuals who demonstrate mastery of automotive service technology core competencies, skills, and knowledge as an entry-level technician.

Looking for more information on Certified Technician Test?

Contact Randy Houck via email (rhouck2@cfl.rr.com) or phone (407) 340-0955


Have Any Questions?

Drop us a note in the contact form to the right or feel free to give us a call 850.224.1466

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