Lima Senior High School senior Matthew Burden has passed all 10 of his Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification tests, a first for any student in the school’s automotive program.
These nationally-recognized certifications will be valid for two years and are presented to employers to obtain jobs in the automotive field.
Burden is already working part time at Tom Ahl Family of Dealerships and will join the business full time after graduation.
Burden earned certification in suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, engine repair, automatic transmission and transaxle, manual drive train and axles, heating and air conditioning, maintenance and light repair and automobile service technology.
Lima Senior’s Automotive Technology program provides students hands-on learning by working in a real auto mechanic garage, which is located at the school and open to the public.