Cengage Learning, a leading educational content, software and services company for the academic, professional and library markets, recently announced that Joseph Tuholski of Tucson, AZ, has been named as the Cengage Learning/Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Automobile Technician of the Year.
The award, sponsored by Cengage Learning, recognizes the automotive technician earning the highest composite score on the ASE certification exams, the industry standard for automotive service professionals. Tuholski was one of the highest scorers of more than 330,000 technicians, for which Cengage Learning awarded him with a cash prize and an all-expenses-paid trip to the annual ASE Board of Director’s Industry Awards Dinner, in Newport Beach, CA, where he was presented with the award.
“We are excited to again partner with ASE to show our support for automotive technicians who value education and improving the quality of automotive service and repair,” said Greg Clayton, vice president, Cengage Learning. “Technicians, such as Joseph Tuholski, perfectly demonstrate this dedication to their work and a passion for continued development in their profession. We are honored to be presenting him with this award and look forward to seeing all the great things he has yet to accomplish in his career.”
“Obtaining an ASE certification is all about showing your community that you care,” said Tuholski. “By studying for my exams and gaining this ASE certification, my education not only benefits my career, but also the lives of my local community. They can come to me and have the peace of mind to know that their vehicles will be repaired the right way. A great technician can make an honest living just by working smarter.”
Tuholski has been working as an automotive technician for 24 years, and for the past 20 of those years he has been a Master/Lead Technician at Milex Auto Service of Tucson, AZ. Tuholski enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1986 to earn money for tech school, and served three years of active duty. He also obtained his Associate Degree of Applied Sciences in Automotive Repair from ITT Tech Ft. Wayne, IN. Some highlights from Tuholski’s career include being a certified Emissions repair technician by the Arizona Dept. of Environmental Quality, and receiving his Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) recovery and repair certification.
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