Superintendent's Memo #150-11

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

May 27, 2011

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) Accreditation Informational Video Streaming Meeting for School Divisions with Automotive Technology Programs

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce a video streaming meeting for school divisions that offer Automotive Technology programs.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss: (1) benefits of NATEF accreditation; (2) process for NATEF accreditation; and (3) in-service training opportunities and technical updates for teachers to become Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified.  The meeting is designed for school division superintendents, career and technical education (CTE) directors, and principals.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The directions for joining the meeting are provided below:

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Edward Sullivan, trade and industrial education specialist, at edward.sullivan@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-2828.

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