Granger student completes Ford ASSET training at DMACC in Ankeny

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Jordan Thede, center, of Granger receives a certificate of completion in the Ford Automotive Student Service Educational Training (ASSET) program at the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Ankeny Campus. Congratulating Thede are Ford Motor Company Field Service Engineer Gary Blakely, left. and DMACC Industry and Technology Associate Dean Jenny Foster.

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.

assetlogoDMACC has established a partnership with Ford Motor Company to provide both entry-level training and advanced technology training for Ford dealership technicians.

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.

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