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Ford ASSET Graduates Hired by Area Dealerships

Sixteen students honored at May 15 ceremony; move on to work as certified Ford technicians

Thursday, May 29, 2014
The following area students, recent graduates of the Ford ASSET program at Parkland College, have been hired as entry-level service technicians by their respective dealerships.

Anthony “A.J” Beilfuss of Carol Stream, hired by Bob Rohrman Schaumburg Ford, Schaumburg
Kris Bell of Dupont, Indiana, hired by Garlitch Ford, North Vernon
Austin Brown of Carbon, Indiana, hired by Bob Bowen Ford, Brazil
Andy Clayburn of Danville, hired by Courtesy Ford, Danville
Curtis Dyer of Rochester, hired by Crossroads Ford, Springfield
Spencer Glasnovich of Marion, hired by Yemm Ford (Formerly Lakis), Galesburg
Matthew Maier of Mahomet, hired by Ford City, Champaign
Travis Mayfield of White Heath, hired by Rick Ridings Ford Mercury, Monticello
Mark O’Hara of Villa Park, hired by Willowbrook Ford, Willowbrook
Ryan Orlando of Villa Park, hired by Roesch Ford, Bensenville
Shawn Parker of Bloomington, hired by Anderson Ford of Clinton, Inc., Clinton
Dustin Schuffert of Beecher, hired by Court Street Ford, Inc., Bourbonnais
Brad Schwinghamer of Ferdinand, Indiana, hired by Ruxer Ford Lincoln, Jasper
Geovanni Tlalpan of Silvis, hired by Sexton Ford Sales, Moline
Cody Trueblood of Princeville, hired by Green Finish Line Ford, Inc., Peoria
Samuel Wohlrab of Bloomingdale, hired by Ford City, Champaign

The two-year Ford ASSET program trains students to diagnose, service, and maintain Ford automotive products using recommended procedures, special tools, and Ford service publications. Classroom work and additional technical training combine with periods of real-world work experience to complete the training. Graduates of Parkland's program enter the workforce as entry-level service technicians with the same Ford Motor Co. certifications that a technician would receive by going to a Ford Training Center, for a fraction of the cost at private schools. Graduates also earn the Associate in Applied Science degree in Automotive Service Technology and often opt to transfer their earned credits toward a bachelor’s degree.

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