ASE Education Foundation

E-Learning Resources

Online Training Resources
for Auto, Truck and Collision Instructors and Students – Updated February 8, 2021

ASE
ASE is offering students at ASE Accredited training programs free access to our Introduction to Automobile Service (IAS) program through July 31, 2022.

Delivered exclusively online, the program focuses on awareness of entry-level tasks related to basic automobile service. The first four modules cover general automotive service topics and the fifth consists of a final quiz covering the content in modules 1– 4. Those who successfully pass the IAS Quiz may print a customized certificate of completion.

For more information, visit https://www.ase.com/introduction-to-automobile-service, then view the details in this PDF to give your students free access to the program.

ACTE
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is now offering a selection of free courses to prepare CTE teachers to teach online through their portal CTE Learn. View the details in this PDF.

Note that the ASE Education Foundation is allowing up to 5 hours of training on effectively delivering distance learning/online instruction completed in Spring 2020 to be applied to instructors’ technical update training requirement for this year only.

ACTE also has an extensive list of distance learning resources at https://www.acteonline.org/professional-development/opportunities/distance-learning-resources/.

Auto Upkeep
Auto Upkeep has multiple delivery methods to help you teach introductory automotive: Print Books, eBooks, and the NEW Online Academy. The Auto Upkeep Academy is an all-in-one solution to help you teach from school, home, or a blended learning environment. Students have incentives to log in each day, complete interactive content, and advance through the program. You can monitor all student activity through the online Gradebook and Group Management portal. In addition, there are private classroom groups to keep students connected and a private teacher group for instructor collaboration. The Auto Upkeep curriculum correlates to beginning tasks in the ASE Education Foundation Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) program, making it an ideal curriculum for beginning students. Auto Upkeep provides instructors with complimentary review copies of the print and eBook editions, plus online access to try the Auto Upkeep Academy. Please visit https://www.autoupkeep.com/preview-copies/ or call 800-918-7323 for more information.

AVI
AVI offers an Unlimited Educator Pass that is designed for both students and educators to receive continuing online education. We have opened up a 2-week free trial of over 500 hours of training, including ASE Test Prep for Engine Performance, Electrical, Brakes, Diesel, Suspension and Steering, plus Maintenance & Light Repair, Hybrid, Alternative Fuels, ADAS Technology and more. Training can be accessed on any device, anywhere internet is available.
Here is a link to more detail: https://aviondemand.com/shop/service-centers/avi-access-educator/. Anyone who is interested in the free 2-week trial can call us to set it up – 1-800-718-7246.

Axalta
Axalta wants to help. We have over 200 FREE eLearning modules at www.axaltalearningcampus.com  that cover a broad range of collision topics from product specific modules to how to run a collision shop including:

  • Cromax, Spies Hecker and Standox Brand Products (most of them individually)
  • Customer Service
  • Selling
  • Repair planning
  • Body
  • Paint
  • Paint and materials gross profit
  • Delivery activities
  • Financials, etc.

Career TEAM
Career TEAM has worked overtime and will allow our education colleagues to go digital within 48 hours. We will allow use of our Career EDGE toolkit at NO CHARGE as we navigate this crisis together over the next couple of months.

This will enable your institution to have an online/mobile friendly Career Services center and offer the following:

  • Online Workshops covering job search strategies, interviewing and professional branding, and much more
  • Online tools including an Interview Simulation Trainer for job seekers to practice interviewing using their webcam
  • Allow students to build their resumes, cover letters, thank you letters and submit them for review by their career services advisor
For more information and to gain access to Career EDGE for your institution, please contact Micaela Alpers at micaela@careerteam.com.

CARQUEST / WORLDPAC
CTI+WTI is excited to enhance our support for ASE Education Foundation and Career & Technical Education Instructors by giving them unlimited access to our Virtual Classroom events delivered via the CTI+WTI Learning Center. The Virtual Classroom gives these educators access to our world class content and conveniently tracks attendance to support their ongoing annual training requirements. We have created an Online Registration Form making it easy to get started. Once approved, each instructor will receive login credentials to the CTI+WTI Learning Center where they can Enroll in any Virtual Classroom event. This service is available to all ASE and CTE automotive educators. For information about Virtual Classroom, visit www.ctionline.com

CDX
CDX is focused on helping the community of instructors challenged by a sudden push into distance learning. In response, we are doing two things:

For CDX instructors - Releasing daily distance learning assignments and training

  • Concentrating on support for the CDX community of instructors, we are releasing daily distance learning assignments. These assignments are brand new, novel assignments. They use a variety of innovative ways to keep students engaged at a distance and require only internet access. 
  • Providing training for instructors on best practices of distance learning, as well as tips and tricks to keep students engaged. The support materials include webinars, downloadable documents, and video tutorials.

For instructors at large - Offering demo opportunities and extended trials

  • For any non-customer instructor interested in learning more about or trying our product, we are gladly offering demos and trails to extend through the period of the distance learning requirement. Interested parties need only visit the website at https://www.cdxlearning.com/ or contact their regional account manager.

Cengage For U.S. higher education institutions experiencing unplanned, mid-semester impacts due to COVID-19, Cengage is offering students free access to all our digital platforms and 14,000 ebooks through Cengage Unlimited, for the remainder of this semester. Cengage is also providing free access and self-serve resources for instructors, as well as tools to help with the transition to online learning. For details, visit https://www.cengage.com/covid-19-support/

Continental
Continental offers webinars on TPMS, as well as instructional videos and service tips. View the details in this PDF and visit https://www.youtube.com/redi-sensor or https://www.redi-sensor.com/ and click on FOR PRO’s tab and on the pull down list click on TRAINING CENTRAL for the current information.

Daimler Truck North America
Through Daimler Truck’s Get Ahead program, schools can have access to curriculum anytime, not just in times like these. Schools with an ASE Accredited truck program can have free access to the curriculum and actually earn a system certification that is recognized at any of our 770 network locations. Go to https://www.TruckTechs.com, click on the GET AHEAD tab and follow the directions for schools. Schools first request a sponsoring location. Once approved, the instructor at the school has to pass the training modules and then they can turn on the training curriculum for their students. View the details in this PDF.

Electude / CCAR
To assist instructors new to Electude or customers wanting to up their skills, Electude is offering multiple training webinars every week. To register for one, simple go to https://www.electude.com/webinars, hover over the one you wish to attend and click “sign up,” and the registration form will appear. These webinars are all automatically recorded, so if you register but do not attend, you will receive a link to the recording – so you are encouraged to register even if just to receive the recording. The Electude sales team is also working with their customers one-on-one to help with any questions or concerns. If you wish to speak to a representative or have any questions at all, contact Electude at: sales@electude.com.

Ford
Ford Motor Company is pleased to offer assistance to ASE Accredited Schools through the Ford Automotive Career Exploration (ACE) program.

Ford Automotive Career Exploration (ACE) is a partnership program between Ford Motor Company, Ford and Lincoln dealerships, and secondary and post-secondary educational institutions. There are no fees to educational institutions to participate in the Ford ACE program. Students attending a Ford ACE partnership school can obtain valuable knowledge of Ford/Lincoln vehicle systems by completing Web-Based Training (WBT) via our Learning Management System (LMS). These courses are a subset of the same courses taken by our current dealership technicians. By completing these WBT courses, the students are one step closer towards a career in the automotive industry, beginning as an entry level automotive service technician at a Ford/Lincoln dealership. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity please visit https://fordtech.org/ACE-ASE-C19.

Gates
Gates continues to offer the Gates Tools for Schools resource site at no cost. This site is FOR INSTRUCTORS ONLY, please register to our program by visiting https://t4s.gates.com.
 
Gates also hosts the free Gates Performance Center eLearning Portal with extensive content covering topics include belts, tensioners, hoses, water pumps, cooling systems and hydraulics at https://gatesaftermarkettrainingcenter.com/. If you want to provide access for your students, send an email to Jacob Tucker at Jacob.tucker@gates.com .

General Motors / ACDelco
General Motors and ACDelco are strong supporters of future automotive technicians via ASE Accredited secondary and post-secondary schools. ACDelco is proud to announce an online training program available at no cost to all ASE Accredited high school and college instructors and students.

Instructors will have access to over 100 ACDelco web-based training courses. Students will be given access to over 20 technical and business web-based training courses.

Instructors must register their participation in the program prior to enrolling students. To register, please have your school program’s ASE Education Foundation Program ID (six-digit number) available. If you don’t know it, contact the Foundation at info@aseEducationFoundation.org.

Once you have the program ID number, call the ACDelco Aftermarket Training Help Desk at 1-800-825-5886 (Prompt 0) Mon. – Fri. 8AM – 5PM Eastern Time or send an email to acdelcotraininghelp@trainingsupportadmin.com.

General Motors also provides instructors at ASE Accredited programs access to their complete GM Service Information system. This is the same information used by GM service techs at dealerships across the country. To access this service, log onto your account in the ASE Education Foundation Portal at https://portal.aseeducationfoundation.org/Account/Login. Then click on Instructor Resources in the left-hand menu.

Grote
Grote Know-How is an online resource with six sections covering electrical basics, vehicle lighting, installation, and troubleshooting. Each section also includes a short quiz, with a final test at the end that is designed to measure your overall comprehension of the material. Visit https://www.grote.com/know-how/ to get started.

IMS
IMS offers online curriculum for Automotive training programs. Access to the demo site is available at no cost. Visit https://www.instructionalmediaservices.com/products/automotive-technology/ and email Allida Branton at allida@instructionalmediaservices.com.

Isuzu Commercial Truck
Isuzu delivers training at its Center of Excellence Training facilities and through their Isuzu Truck University. For information, contact Andy Curtin at Andy.Curtin@icta-us.com.

James Halderman
Instructors can get free access to the www.jameshalderman.com website for 60 days. Contact Glen Plants at glen@jameshalderman.com with your name and school information to receive the free access information.

Mercedes Benz
Through the MB Star Connect and MB Campus programs, MBUSA offers students a pathway to complete the training requirements to become a Mercedes-Benz Registered Technician.  Students have the opportunity to complete the same training dealership Technicians complete, focusing on topics such as electrical fundamentals, engine management, tires, and telematics. These eLearnings can be accessed by going to https://mbstar.logicbay.com  or https://mbcampus.logicbay.com.  If you’re interested in learning more about signing up for this opportunity please contact techcareers@mbusa.com. Schools signed up will have access to this content through 2/28/2021. If they would like to continue to offer this to students the school will need an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealership partner.  Any questions should be sent to techcareers@mbusa.com.   

Motor Coach Industries
The MCI Academy learning management system has over 500 courses for motor coach technicians and drivers. To learn more, visit https://www.mciacademy.com/.

Navistar
The Navistar Service Essentials Program (NSEP) partners ASE Accredited truck programs with local dealers and includes our OnCommand Education web-based training (and more) to at no charge. View the details in this PDF.

Schrader
To view the Schrader Academy e-Training course, visit www.TPMSAcademy.com. The website includes:

  • A 5-module digital e-Training course that covers the basics of TPMS service and general knowledge of how a TPMS system works.
    • Participate in the #TPMSChallenge on social media.
    • Anyone who completes the e-Training by June 30 with 80% or higher will automatically be entered to win a Schrader 175th anniversary shop stool.
  • NEW to Schrader Academy is “TPMS Tech Talk” a FREE subscription-based, online training portal that provides training content to service professionals and encourages open discussion with Schrader’s TPMS experts.
  • Downloadable educational materials for technicians, service advisors and drivers.
  • Educational videos that showcase proper TPMS service.
  • FAQ's and more

S/P2
S/P2 Workplace Mentoring is specifically designed to help schools and businesses understand how to work together to grow the next generation of automotive service, collision repair and refinish, and heavy-duty/diesel technicians. It includes courses for the Mentor, the Mentee, and the Manager who oversees the mentoring program.

Whether you have a current S/P2 account or not, it's easy to get access to the free Workplace Mentoring courses. Just call us at 1-888-241-8332 or email us at info@sp2.org, and the S/P2 team can get you access quickly. Our team is still accessible and ready to help. You can find the Workplace Mentoring and all of S/P2's courses at https://sp2.org.

Standard Motor Products
Standard Motor Products has launched the SMP Automotive Education Program to help your students develop professional skills and earn some cool stuff at the same time. Register your class and when five students complete level 1, SMP will send you materials to outfit your class like posters, countermats, decals, magnetic screwdrivers, and more. View the details in this PDF then register your class at https://SMPAutoEducation.com.

Timken
Timken Tech Series contains free online training courses, including 4 commercial vehicle courses and 6 light vehicle courses. Each student can print (or save as a PDF) their own completion certificates at the end of each course making it easy for instructors to verify their students’ course completion. To get started, go to www.timken.com/techseries.

Additional free technical resources for commercial, medium duty and light vehicles are available in our TechTips at https://www.timken.com/automotive-techtips-training-resources/

23 Tricks of the Trade videos are posted on our YouTube channel with new ones added each year. Visit https://www.youtube.com/user/TheTimkenCompany. Click on Playlists; then click on Tricks of the Trade.

Tortal
In an effort to help educate and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Tortal has created a free educational video available from our website at https://www.tortal.com/covid-19 .

For our LMS customers, we are providing the video as a free course (with assessment), included with our Out of the Box courseware. Adding the COVID-19 course to your LMS benefits your organization by providing the ability to track completion of this important content and ensure necessary measures have been taken to educate the workforce. To have the COVID-19 course immediately activated in your LMS, please contact support@tortal.net.

If you do not use Tortal’s LMS and are interested in receiving the course in SCORM format for your organization, please contact Brannon Dreher at 704-323-8953 option 2 or at brannon@tortal.net.

Toyota / Lexus
Toyota and Lexus are excited to announce the all new Technician Education College Support (TECS) program for ASE Accredited high school and post-secondary programs. TECS is designed to supplement your existing curriculum and help students interested in a career with Toyota or Lexus get a head start on their training. Students who complete the eLearning modules will qualify to become a Lexus Certified Technician or a Toyota Maintenance Level Certified Technician. View the details in this PDF.

Truck-Lite
The Truck-Lite Training Institute is a free online series of technical courses that have been developed to educate and train the highest caliber technicians and parts associates. The program consists of training modules focused on product knowledge, technical expertise, diagnostics and systems solutions. To get started, visit https://trucklitecollc.mindflash.com/catalog/?ca=1784821872.

WD-40
WD-40 is offering their course on Cleaning, Storage and Maintenance of Tools and Equipment. Instructors will learn valuable tips on how to clean and maintain tools along with the safety hazards of poor maintenance. The course is delivered through S/P2. Instructors who do not have an S/P2 account can still access this course for free, courtesy of WD-40. Just go to https://sp2.org/invite/FBAB0F14 to create your profile and view the course.

ZF Aftermarket
ZF Aftermarket is your partner when times are normal – and when they’re not. To help keep you updated, and provide additional resources to your students, we invite all instructors to use the code: EDU100 for $100 off the ZF [pro]Tech membership. Your one-time fee will then only be $50!

Here are some of the topics your membership would give you access to:

  • High Voltage Technology
  • Brake Systems and ADAS
  • Modern Chassis Technology
  • Ride Control
  • ZF 6, 8 or 9HP Transmission Technology

To get started, visit http://www.protech.zf.com/start.

We hope we can help and share as much educational content and knowledge as possible to keep you moving forward and ready to return to the school environment. If you have any questions, or are looking for additional tools, please reach out to ZF Technical Training at ZFproTech.US@zf.com.

3M
The 3M Collision Repair Academy currently has 22 different eLearning modules that we are making available at no charge – and we will be using our time to add to this collection over the next few weeks. View the details in this PDF.

The 3M Collision Repair Academy can be reached by going to https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/learning-marketplace/automotive-academy/collision-repair/. New users can self-register by clicking on the Register button. 

Instructors who have questions can send an email to 3MCollisionRepairAcademy@mmm.com, and we will be happy to assist