Terms Of Use

Online services provided by Automotive Youth Educational Systems, Inc. (AYES), hereafter referred to as the “AYES Website” and/or “AYES Portal”, are governed by these Terms of Use and are to be used in conjunction with the AYES Privacy Policy. These combined documents outline usage guidelines for the AYES Website. If you do not agree with any of the conditions outlined in these documents, refrain from accessing any of the services or information on this website.

Contact Information:
101 Blue Seal Drive SE
Suite 101
Leesburg VA 20175
Phone: 703-669-6677
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST
e-mail: info@ayes.org

Your privacy while using the AYES Website is covered by the AYES Privacy Policy.

Suitability of Information
AYES offers this site for its intended audience and makes no warranties, expressed or implied, as to the suitability of the information for a given individual or audience. Furthermore, AYES provides the information on this site in the context for which it was intended. Any alteration, misuse, or misinterpretation of the information found on the AYES Website constitutes misrepresentation and is outside the control of AYES.

Copyrighted Material
The AYES Website contains copyrighted material, both text and graphical in nature. Accessing this site allows you access to that information, but DOES NOT grant you a license of the copyrighted material. Inquiries related to using copyrighted material in any other fashion, should be directed to the Contact Information section shown above.

Access to the AYES Portal
The AYES school-to career model is a voluntary work-based learning process, available to secondary and post-secondary students enrolled in NATEF-accredited automobile, collision repair/refinish, and M/H truck/diesel technology programs. Interested students are encouraged to pursue AYES Student qualification.

The foundation of the AYE S model are the Business-Education partnerships that begin at the national level, among the global corporations supporting AYES, and continue across the service delivery systems to the state and local levels. Here, the school/program is an active participant in establishing and maintaining the cooperative working relationships with automotive service employers in the community.

To realize these goals AYES will:
  1. Provide the AYES school-to-career model, along with educational, training, and marketing resources and processes.
  2. Provide coaching, guidance and assistance via an area manager and/or support from the AYES office staff.
  3. Provide curriculum, materials and support to prepare AYES Students and designated mentors for the optional workplace internship of the AYES school-to-career model.
  4. Provide guidance and assistance to schools/programs in engaging local employers for student internships and/or post-graduation employment.
  5. Provide an online recording system to track student progress through the AYES model, as well as user support, and documentation to assist in using the system.
  6. Provide information, guidance and assistance to increase awareness of local automotive technology programs and to promote the benefits to students and employers.
  7. Work with industry partners and supporters of the ASE Industry Education Alliance to provide opportunities for donations of vehicles, components, teaching aids, curricula, tools and equipment to qualified NATEF-accredited automotive technology programs.
  8. Work with OE partners and ASE Industry Education Alliance supporters to provide access to vehicle service information and/or technical and/or product training.
  9. Provide access to national hand tool acquisition program(s) for AYES Students.
  10. Provide access to the SkillsUSA Personal Development Program (PDP Level 1 and 2).
  11. Provide recognition materials for participating AYES Students, mentors, employers and schools/sites.
  12. Work, with the organizations of the ASE Industry Education Alliance to increase AYES brand equity and recognition, and the AYES school-to-career model in and among education and industry.
  13. Work with industry partners and supporters of the ASE Industry Education Alliance to provide additional value, support and opportunities for AYES stakeholders.
School/Program (Site) will:
  1. Maintain NATEF program accreditation.
  2. Maintain an active automotive chapter of SkillsUSA and deliver the SkillsUSA PDP (Professional Development Program) levels 1 and 2 curriculum (or an equivalent state-mandated PDP).
  3. Provide training to technicians (mentors) and AYES Students selected for internships, to prepare them for the worksite developmental experience
  4. Designate a primary contact person to facilitate applicable internships, including regular worksite visits during both the summer and the school year, as required.
  5. Work with the ASE Industry Education Alliance and local employment and educational resources to create positive awareness for careers in automotive service technology among K‑10 students, parents, educators and counselors in community schools.
  6. Establish, update and maintain accurate and timely data collection and reporting via the AYES portal, including student progress through the AYES model, mentor and employer information for AYES Student interns, and follow-up information on prior AYES Graduates, such as postsecondary instruction and job placement.
  7. Work with Businesses/Employers in the community to:
    1. Serve on the Advisory Committee/Business & Education Council of their local NATEF-accredited comprehensive high school and/or career technology center.
    2. Provide non-paid career shadowing opportunities for qualified high school students.
    3. Sponsor or more AYES Students in a paid internship, providing varied work experiences with an emphasis on skill development.
    4. Support the participation of selected technicians in AYES mentor training, prior to the start of an internship.
    5. Provide mentoring, on-the-job training and guidance for the AYES Student(s).
    6. Work with the local business-education partners (school, instructor, service employer, AYES Student and/or his/her parents) to acquire appropriate hand tools for on-the-job work assignments
    7. Help build awareness in the community of automotive service careers by hosting career information tours for students, parents, counselors and educators.
    8. Support local schools during career days for class presentations to discuss career opportunities in a dealership.                                                                                       
Termination of Access to the AYES Portal
By using the AYES Portal service, you accept the provisions outlined under the Privacy Policy. AYES reserves the right to terminate access to the AYES portal service for any reason. AYES holds your personal information in the highest regard, and will employ reasonable measures to protect AYES account holders.

No Representations
AYES attempts to keep the contents of this site accurate and current, but makes no warranties or representations in this regard. Visitors and users therefore agree that all access to and use of the AYES Website site is at the user's sole risk. Neither AYES, its directors, governors, officers, employees, or agents, nor any other party associated with AYES shall be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, special, punitive or other damages arising out of or relating in any way whatsoever to the access, use or inability to use the AYES Website or any services provided by way of that site, or to any errors or omissions in the content hereof. Users and visitors specifically waive any and all claims they may have against all of the foregoing entities and individuals arising out of or relating to access to or use of this site.

Online Services Disclaimer
AYES provides various online registration, application, and/or request forms as a convenience to its users. All users of these services do so at their sole risk and without any representations, warranties, or assurances by AYES regarding the security of the information that they provide online (including credit card information). AYES further makes no representations, warranties, or assurances that the information users supply online will be transmitted immediately or correctly to AYES or will be processed in the amount of time users require to meet their needs. By using these online services, all users expressly acknowledge and agree that they will not have or assert any claims of any kind or character against AYES or its employees or agents relating in any way to their use of the service(s).

E-Commerce Disclaimer
AYES may provide electronic commerce as an optional service and convenience to our customers. All users of such services do so at their sole risk and without any representations, warranties, or assurances by AYES regarding the security of the information that is provided as part of the electronic commerce (including credit card information) or the timeliness or effectiveness of the delivery of purchased items. By using the electronic commerce service, customers expressly acknowledge and agree that they will not have or assert any claims of any kind or character against AYES or its employees or agents relating in any way to the customer's use of the service.

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