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New AED Foundation Program Helps Raise The Bar For Technicians, Dealerships

At AED, we know how much the skills gap is affecting most of our members and how important it is for them to recruit and keep technically skilled workers. The association wants to provide our dealers a program that will make it easier to keep technicians in their dealerships. Using our popular technical assessments, we have created a program that can help you determine the knowledge levels of your technicians and provide them with an industry certification to prove that knowledge.

The AED Foundation’s new Certified Technician Program is the first of its kind for the construction equipment distribution industry. This program uses assessments to measure the knowledge of your technicians, while giving them a certification of this knowledge that you can market to your customers. The technical assessment is aligned with The AED Foundation’s national technical standards for diesel equipment core technical knowledge.
 
These assessments also give you a way to benchmark your technicians, not only against those in your dealership who have completed the same assessment, but against others in the industry who have taken the test.

 
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You will receive a breakdown of how your technician performed on each topic, so you can determine areas where additional education might be needed in the future.

We know how important it is to keep knowledgeable technicians in your dealership once you find them. This program gives you a way to recognize these technicians and show them how vital they are to your dealership. Use this program as a way to demonstrate that you value your technicians’ contributions.
Save time and money by using this program as a tool when hiring technicians. Using the technical assessment as an objective measurement will help you determine if a potential hire has the technical knowledge that will benefit your dealership. 

We are confident this program will help you to better meet your customers’ needs. Knowing your technicians have the correct core technical knowledge will give you peace of mind, since fast and efficient repairs can be made, leading to increased revenue and profitability. Satisfied customers mean repeat business.  Make your customers aware of this certification that differentiates you from the competition.

We want to continue to provide programs that improve your bottom line, and we want to continue to support this career path through the industry. If you are looking for more information or have any questions, The AED Foundation team is here to help. Please reach out to them at 630-574-0650.

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