Penske Truck Leasing announced it has been reaccredited by the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), following a review process with the ASE Training Managers Council (ATMC).
Penske is one of 45 organizations or institutions in the U.S. with an ASE-accredited training program, according to the company's news release.
Penske added that it was first accredited in 2008 with its flagship Technician Certification Program. This program was designed to enhance the skills of Penske’s vehicle maintenance technicians and customer service representatives, according to the company.
Since the initial accreditation, Penske said it has evolved its focus through the implementation of skill-gap assessments and needs-based training to meet specific business and job skills needed to ensure compliance and proficiency.
“Our maintenance and technical training program is constantly being refined and expanded – it is centered on an assessment of business and technical needs specific to Penske,” said Holly Gerke, VP of maintenance training and technical development for Penske. “Achieving ASE reaccreditation is a continuum of our pursuit of excellence and an affirmation of our training program.”
ASE said its accreditation program sets standards by which organizations and institutions can continuously improve the quality of their performance standards and training program infrastructure and offerings.
“Penske met the ASE identified elements of organization, structure, and method which contribute significantly to the development of high quality continuing automotive service education,” said Matt Shepanek, VP of credential testing programs for ASE. “Penske goes above and beyond the critical requirements to become reaccredited as an ASE provider of continuing automotive service education.”
The ASE accreditation program is based on a five-year cycle.