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ASA Announces Young Technicians Symposium Scholarship Recipient

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July 8, 2015—On Tuesday, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) announced that 23-year-old Artur Bercan of Larson’s Quality Automotive Service in Peabody, Mass., is the recipient of a scholarship worth almost $1,300 to attend the Young Technicians Symposium at the 2015 NACE/CARS Expo & Conference in Detroit later this month.

Bercan recently earned his National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master certification after successfully completing 10 ASE courses.

“I feel honored to be selected,” Bercan says. “It will help further improve my abilities and my career opportunities. Eventually, I plan to have my own shop. My family has always supported my career path, ever since I dedicated myself to it in high school. They’re happy I’ve received this scholarship, and I’m thankful for this opportunity. Meeting new people who share the same interests and goals is always great.”

“Artur works at a great shop,” said Donny Seyfer, ASA chairman. “He’s an impressive young guy. I’ve had the pleasure of having him in classes I’ve taught in Massachusetts. He asks great questions and is engaged in his own learning. He became an ASE Master tech at a very young age. All of these things made us feel that he was a great choice.”

The scholarship was created and financed by the ASA’s board of directors to cover plane fare, expenses and a night out for the recipient at the Expo, which takes place July 23-25 at Detroit’s Cobo Center. The recipient will also receive SuperPass credentials, training materials and a special hotel room rate.

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