Forsyth Tech Automotive Students Blow Out National Pass Rate on Industry Certification Exam

A class of 20 first-semester Automotive Systems Technology students at Forsyth Technical Community College has achieved a pass rate of 80 percent on the national Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Toyota T-TEN certification test. By comparison, the national average for first-time T-TEN students taking this exam is 30 percent. Dealership technicians with two or more years’ experience average a pass rate of approximately 40 percent on the ASE exam.
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A Whole New Life

Elke Ebhodaghe and Gary Green

Elke Ebhodaghe, AAS, Radiography


A New Country, A New Career

When Elke Ebhodaghe moved to Winston-Salem from Germany with her husband and daughter in 2006, she was hoping to continue her career as an optician, but unfortunately North Carolina’s licensing board did not recognize the undergraduate degree she obtained in Germany. She was told she could be re-trained, but the only college in North Carolina where she could get the training she needed was in Durham, and traveling back and forth from Winston to Durham for two-plus years just wasn’t practical. “So I started looking into other careers,” she remembers, “and I wanted something health related.”
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