The automotive program at Technical College of the Rockies completed a successful year, thanks to parent, community and industry support. Students were able to take the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) G1, General Light Maintenance and Repair Exam. Rob Shenold of Tayshen Automotive in Delta and Henry Bellew of Mohr's Automotive in Montrose sponsored over half of the students and supplied the $83 that covered test registration and a practice test.
This exam is a "feather in the cap" for students and boosts entry-level employment opportunities. All students prepared for the certification test at CMU testing center. Four of the seven passed the test. Along with passing the written test, one student is also "certified" due to his documented work experience.