Ford Automotive
Career Exploration

What is New Ford Tech | ACE?

New Ford Tech | ACE (Automotive Career Exploration) is a program designed to help students explore automotive careers, ensuring they enter an industry they love. The program is a partnership between Ford Motor Company, Ford/Lincoln dealerships, and automotive technology educational institutions.

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Program Highlights

Students have access to an online portal that allows them to take courses on various topics, including New Model Training, Electrical Systems Engineering, History of Ford Motor Company, and Steering & Suspension. These courses are the same curriculum that certified Ford/ Lincoln technicians receive. Courses are continually updated to stay up-to-date with new technologies and new vehicle releases.

The dealership partnership with the school provides unique career discovery, hands-on learning, and immediate job opportunities. Students participate in nationwide challenges to encourage learning and engagement with Ford.

ACE Information

Participating dealers to discuss training equipment & vehicle needs with schools
Dealer Sponsorship
High Schools with Automotive Programs
How long will it take?
1-4 years
Offered to High School Automotive Students
What will they learn?
  • Students are exposed to the history of Ford Motor Company, dealership inspections, procedures and new model vehicles and features
  • Students gain access to a subset of Ford service technician specialty training eLearning courses
  • Training records transfer from the Ford Learning Management System and can be used towards certification
What will they earn?
  • Up to 50% of Ford web­-based training
  • Industry credentials for the student's high school portfolio
Potential Starting Positions
  • Service support staff
  • Entry level technician at a Ford or Lincoln dealership, or a Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center
Typical Pay Plans
Clock hours to start; Flat Rate hours

ACE by the Numbers

While ACE programs have been established in schools across all 50 states, program availability is dependent on a Ford or Lincoln dealer sponsorship. If ACE is not currently available in your school's automotive program, contact your school administration or our dealership management to start a conversation about it!

The ACE Program is in all 50 U.S States

750+ Sponsoring

ACE 65+ Courses

  1. Raabe Motor Sales

    11260 Elida Road
    Delphos, OH 45833

    • Sales: (419) 692-0055
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