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SCC's Kisby receives national award

(L-R) Tim Zilke, ASE President; Catie McGuire, Cengage; Jon Kisby, Tom Trisdale, ASE Board Chair.

Southeast Community College’s Jon Kisby received a national achievement award as the Cengage/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year. Fifty-three automotive professionals were recognized last month at the Fall Board of Governors meeting of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence in Phoenix, Arizona.

“Sharing the banquet room with some of the top transportation industry professionals in the nation is an experience I will not soon forget,” Kisby said. “It was an honor to be sponsored by Cengage and ASE for this award.”

Kisby, an ASE Certified automotive technician and former instructor at SCC’s Milford Campus, is now the Dean of Agriculture, Welding and Transportation. ASE President and CEO, Timothy Zilke, said Kisby’s commitment to excellence in automotive instruction is one reason he was recognized for this award.

“Jon, an automotive instructor who was recently promoted, is one of the outstanding ASE certified professionals recognized annually by different segments of the automotive service and repair industry,” Zilke said. “Each of these elite technicians is presented with an industry-specific award recognizing their achievement.”

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence was founded in 1972 as a non-profit, independent organization dedicated to improving the quality of automotive service and repair through voluntary testing and certification of automotive professionals. Approximately 250,000 ASE Certified automobile, truck, bus, and collision repair technicians, and parts specialists work in dealerships, independent shops, service stations, auto parts stores, fleets, schools, and colleges across the nation. 


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