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Current Activities

ASTS is currently seeking a candidate for the position of ASTS President Elect. If you have any interest please contact Ed Sullivan by email at asts@va.metrocast.net.

The election will take place at the ASTS General Business Meeting at the SkillsUSA Conference on June 26th in Louisville, Ky.




Membership Renewals

ASTS membership year is July 1st to June 30th.  New and current members can renew online using the registration form on the ASTS Website which is available here.  Payment is available online as well.  We will also have registration forms at the June sessions and at the TechSpo booth for those coming to the SkillsUSA Conference.


ACTE - Upcoming Meeting Sessions

Minutes from the ACTE Nashville 2014 ASTS General Business Meeting



Wednesday, December 3rd 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Session

Apprenticeship Tour: your ASTS board is planning a pre-conference tour that is sure to capture your attention. We will be visiting the UBC’s International Training Center in Las Vegas. As a post-secondary CTE program, this institution delivers cutting edge training certifications to carpentry instructors who come from 200+ training facilities across the USA and Canada. Come and see how one international union is meeting the needs of the 21st Century marketplace with its nearly 1 million square feet of shops, classrooms, dorms, etc.
Please email your response to Dr.John Gaal at:  jgaal@carpdc.org


Thursday, December 4th 11:30AM - 2:30PM - Session Room N220
Automotive E-Learning Comparison sponsored by the ASTS

Automotive Instructors and Administrators, if you desire to incorporate modern e-learning into your Automotive Technology program, here is an opportunity to discover what some of the best companies in this field have to offer! See first-hand what automotive e-learning is all about and compare the features and benefits that are most important to you and your students, all in one convenient location.

The list of panelists for the ACTE automotive e-learning comparison session includes:
Tom Denton, Author and Owner of Automotive Technician Training (ATT) www.atttraining.com
Ken Miller, Senior Account Manager for CDX Automotive www.cdxauto.com
Harlen Wren, Business Development Manager for Electude USA LLC www.electude.com
Rod Boyes, President and Owner of Melior, Inc. and Today's Class www.todaysclass.com


Friday, December 5th: ASTS General Meeting: 2:30Pm to 4:15PM - Room N238

The general meeting will include financial updates, discussions on public relations, membership, Perkins funding and election committee selection. We will also discuss plans for the meetings in NLCS in Kansas City and what our next steps as an organization.



Friends of ASTS

A new initiative for small businesses and members who would like to support ASTS but are not able to contribute at the Industry Partner level is now available.  We are offering the Friends of ASTS program which provides recognition to those who contribute $50.00 or multiples of $50.00 annually to ASTS.  The Friends of ASTS will not have the same web site privileges that Industry Partners will be provided, but will be given a special certificate that can be posted in their offices.  Registration for Friends of ASTS is available on the ASTS website and we will have forms at the SkillsUSA Conference