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AYES update

November 17, 2010
By Jim Butcher, Illinois AYES Manager

All 12 Chicago Public Schools with an automotive program are seeking dealerships willing to job-shadow their automotive students on Oct. 17.


Job-shadowing means allowing two to three students to spend several hours at a dealership, shadowing a technician. Job-shadowing activities are a school requirement, thus all liability falls under the schools’ insurance.


As industry leaders, we need to do all we can to encourage young people to enter this industry. Please help if you can, and call me at 630-424-6020.


  • Chicago Vocational Career Academy, 2100 E. 87th St.
  • Collins High School, 1313 S. Sacramento Dr.
  • Crane High School, 2245 W. Jackson
  • Curie Metropolitan High School, 4959 S. Archer Ave.
  • Farragut Career Academy, 2345 S. Christiana Ave.
  • Juarez High School, 2150 S. Laflin St.
  • Lane Tech High School, 2501 W. Addison
  • Prosser High School, 2148 S. Long
  • Carl Schurz High School, 3601 N. Milwaukee
  • Senn High School, 5900 N. Glenwood
  • Simeon High School, 8147 S. Vincennes
  • Tilden High School, 4747 S. Union Ave.


As we continue to grow the AYES program to accommodate more dealerships, we first need to bring additional high schools into compliance with NATEF standards. I have been busy working with various schools in preparation for NATEF Certification.