Each summer FADA hosts our annual Florida Automotive Instructors Summer Training Workshop. This event, hosted at the Mid Florida Campus of Orange Technical College in Orlando, draws automotive instructors from around the state. This summer marked the 16th anniversary and keeps growing each year.

This workshop is a cooperative effort between The Florida Automobile Dealers Association, The Central Florida Auto Dealers Association, The Florida Department of Education, Southeast Toyota Distributors, BMW, Honda, Ford, Chrysler, ACDelco, Snap-on Tools, Hunter Engineering, ProCut, Consulab, ATech/Learning Labs, Gates International, CDX Automotive, Matco Tools, SnapAuto, ASE, Goodheart Willcox and Electude to provide automotive instructors with advanced training.

The training is open to all Florida automotive instructors and is conducted by industry trainers. This training satisfies NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundations) and AYES (Automotive Youth Education Systems) Continuing Education requirements.

An event like this is the a great opportunity to impact student outcomes on a large scale.  By “training the trainer,” we ensure that a better prepared entry level technician will be seeking employment at Florida’s dealerships.  These instructors  will touch thousands of Florida families in the coming year and beyond.

Instructor's Training, Summer 2019

Mid Florida Campus, Orlando

Plans are progressing for the 2020 summer training and registration will open this Spring. Be sure to reserve your spot quickly as space is limited.

The 2019 summer training workshop was incredible and we’re looking forward to another great training program for the summer of 2020. At the 2019 event we served 141 secondary and post-secondary instructors from all parts of Florida. They represented  state colleges,  technical colleges, technical centers, and high schools.

  • Body Electronics and Bus Systems
  • Hybrid General Service
  • Electronic Power Steering and Collision Mitigation
  • Electrical Diagnostics
  • Technical Resources and interactive Vehicle Technology
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Alignment Certification for Instructors
  • A/C System Updates
  • The Effect Failures have on Accessory Belt Drive Systems
  • Cloud-Based E-Learning
  • State-of-the-Art Engine Performance Diagnostics
  • Servicing Brakes Today
  • Changes in the Battery Systems
  • Heavy Duty Truck Diagnostics

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