Starting this summer, when the Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics Center (AMRoC) Fab Lab opens to the public, those ages 16 and up can participate in the first of a series of certification programs that will be offered at AMRoC.

ASE G1 Test Prep Course

Our first course starts June 8 with an Automotive Repair Certifications ASE G1 Interactive Test Prep Course, with instructor Pam Oakes of US Auto Training. The course will prepare students to earn their ASE G1 certification, for well paying jobs in the automotive industry.  Some of the benefits of ASE certification include:

  • Higher wage, larger paychecks
  • In demand and more employable
  • Improved career opportunities
  • Certifications are your professional credentials

The fee for this class is $56 which includes the cost of the book. The test prep course starts June 8 and runs from 10AM to 1PM once a week on Saturdays for four (4) weeks.  The last two class sessions actually run till 1:30 PM and include additional programming covering job preparation and career advancement resources from Hillsborough County Library System.

You can register for the ASE G1 Test Prep course here: 

Other related test prep and training workshops will be announced as they come online.

Meet Pam Oakes

Here’s a bit about the awesome Ms. Oakes:  Pam is a 4th generation automotive technician, following in the steps of her father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  She’s been an automotive shop owner for 20 years, and won two national shop awards, and dozens of regional and local shop awards and recognition.  She’s an ASE Master technician with 30 years of  professional experience that includes being an automotive sensor application engineer with Tier 1 automotive OE, holder of four automotive patents, an author (Car Care for the Clueless) with three national awards, and a syndicated radio show and podcast, as well as a television host with two national awards.

First Fridays at the Fab Lab

You can meet Pam and learn more about her work in the automotive industry, and about trends and other interesting automotive updates and information at our June First Fridays at the Fab Lab meetup, on June 7.  Visit our Gulf Coast Makers Meetup page for more information and to RSVP to attend.