NGK Spark Plugs Receives Education Accreditation
Feb. 1, 2017—NGK Spark Plugs Inc. recieved accreditation by the Continuing Automotive Service Education (CASE) Accreditation Program.
CASE is an ASE-accreditated program administered by the Automotive Training Manager’s Council for corporate entities that provides technical education seminars to working technicians. This automotive industry-specific accreditation certifies that NGK’s process of developing, evaluating and delivering training meets the best standards of automotive in-service training.
In August 2016, an ASE evaluation team visited NGK Spark Plug’s corporate headquarters in Wixom, Mich., and performed an extensive on-site evaluation of the company’s training development process and curriculum. Like all ASE-accredited training providers, NGK was reviewed on a number of things: training technique, student assessment methods, instructor qualifications, administrative process and the validity of material. Only 53 companies and educational bodies have obtained ASE accreditation to date.
NGK’s Advanced Drivability Training program was established six years ago under former master technician and current technical services supervisor Jason Norwood. The program trains technicians in diagnostic strategies for the latest automotive component technologies. This training also helps technicians reduce the time spent on diagnosing repairs, ultimately increasing a shop’s bottom line.
With CASE accreditation, NGK can now issue continuing education units to its training program participants.