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The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) has recognized those organizations whose contributions in 2010 "are helping to ensure the future supply of qualified, entry-level technicians

NATEF's gratitude extends to the following industry donors:

* American Honda Motor Co.,

* Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA),

* Gates Corp.,

* Navistar Inc.,

* Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA),

* National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA),

* National Automotive Dealers Association (NADA),

* National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE),

* Nissan North America Inc.,

* Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA),

* Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. and

* Valvoline (Ashland Inc.).

“In this season of giving, we want to acknowledge the generosity of our NATEF donors,” says Bill Kersten, NATEF president. “These visionary organizations look to the future of our industry, and through their support we are able to carry out the NATEF mission of helping to provide the qualified, entry-level technicians of today and tomorrow."

NATEF was founded in 1983 as an independent, non-profit organization with a single mission: To evaluate technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry and recommend qualifying programs for NATEF accreditation. For more information about NATEF, visit

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