Jordan Thede of Granger graduated last week from the Ford Automotive Student Service Educational Training (ASSET) Program at the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Ankeny Campus.
Thede will continue working as a full-time automotive technician at his sponsoring dealership, Dewey Ford of Ankeny.
This is the 21st Ford ASSET graduating class at DMACC. Thede was one of 12 students to graduate from the two and a half year program.
DMACC Ford ASSET Instructor Al Pieper said students in the program spend about half their time at the community college, learning the latest automotive technology on current-production Ford vehicles, with the other half spent applying their classroom learning on the job at their sponsoring Ford dealership.