Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Clairemont High Students Certified in Automotive Service

Eight Clairemont High School students recently earned Automotive Service Excellence certification, confirming their technical knowledge in the auto service field.
Clairemont HS Automotive Students Under the instruction of Larry Engelbrecht, Clairemont High’s students have been taking classes and gaining skills in the school’s state-of-the-art auto shop facility constructed in 2012. This program is part of the Transportation pathway in the College, Career and Technical Education (CCTE) program.
The ASE certification can help students find employment with local automotive industries in San Diego. The students and their certification are:
  1. Megan Bordieri – Brakes and Steering/Suspension
  2. Jack Caires – Manual Drivetrain/Axels and Engine Repair
  3. Zachary Kuntz – Electrical
  4. Brandon Leana Pliego – Steering/Suspension and Maintenance/Light Repair
  5. Jesse Runalls – Brakes and Electrical
  6. True Southfox – Electrical, Maintenance/Light Repair and Engine Repair
  7. Kyle Toczek – Electrical, Maintenance/Light Repair and Engine Performance
  8. Keith Vylavanh – Electrical
Several of the students who earned ASE certification have already served or are currently participating in an internship opportunity with Mossy Toyota and Mossy Ford. At Mossy, students are exposed to various aspects of the industry, such as repair service, parts department, service writing, vehicle sales and customer service.
Clairemont High is the first campus to offer the ASE exam in San Diego Unified. CCTE’s goal is to offer the ASE exam at all of their automotive programs, which include Morse, Madison, Crawford, Mira Mesa and La Jolla high schools.
Clairemont High’s $2.6 million automotive facility was funded by Proposition S and a California Proposition 1D matching-fund grant.

For more information about the CCTE program, contact Program Manager Greg Quirin at