ASCCA What You Need To KnowFeb. 15, 2016
ASCCA's Office Will be Closed on Monday February 15th
ASCCA Joins California Consumers Against Higher Prices to
Block Statewide Job-killing Initiatives

The Automotive Services Council of California (ASCCA) today announced that they have joined California Consumers Against Higher Prices in opposing a statewide ballot initiative to dramatically increase the minimum wage.
"For decades, ASCCA and its board of directors and legislative advocate, Jack Molodanof, have worked tirelessly to protect California's independently-owned auto shops from regulations that negatively impact their business, employees, and customers," said ASCCA Executive Director Gloria Peterson. "Now, by partnering with a diverse coalition of like-minded organizations across the state, our voice will only grow stronger."
Building Careers One Car at a Time
By donating a vehicle in any condition you are making a difference in the life of a young student wanting to secure a career in the Automotive Industry. Every year we help many students launch their careers with the help of an Automotive Scholarship. What makes us different is that at least 95% of your vehicle donation goes toward Scholarship funding.
Read more about the ASCEF's Cars 4 Careers charity.
BAR Educational Advisory Committee Report - 1/23/2016
The BAR Educational Committee was formed in 1997 to advise the BAR on smog check technician training matters. The Advisory Group consists of industry, education and government representatives that provide direction and recommendations regarding BAR's training program. There are 13 members and include ASCCA members.
Read their report from the 1/23/16 meeting.
March 2016 Team Weekend - March 19 & 20
Join the ASCCA on March 19th and 20th for the first Team Weekend of 2016. Location:
Embassy Suites Sacramento
Central Pacific and River City Ballrooms
100 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
Click here for more information.
About the ASC Educational Foundation
The ASC Educational Foundation was created by the Women's Auxiliary of ASCCA. The women, wanting to provide scholarships and financial assistance to students wishing to develop a career in the automotive field, began by raising money raffling off handmade quilts.
Some 20 years later ASCEF has grown into an organization that provides educational and training opportunities, scholarships and endowments in the field of automotive repair and maintenance.
Visit the ASCEF's website to read more.
Automotive Aftermarket Industry Legislative Fly-In - April 12
The Automotive Aftermarket Industry is joining together for a Legislative Fly-In! Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with others in the industry. Complete the event registration form (link provided below) and make your travel arrangements. Please don't delay, space is limited! Reservations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Past speakers have included: Chief, Bureau of Automotive Repair; Governor's Small Business Advocate, Governor's Economic Adviser; Chair, Select Committee on Career Technical Education & Workforce Development; Author, AB 2289 (Smog Check); Chair, Senate Transportation & Housing Committee.
This year's event will be held at the Capitol Event Center, located at 1020 11th Street, Sacramento, CA, 95814. Located adjacent to Chops restaurant and Ambrosia Cafe, it is a quick 1 block walk from the Capitol Event Center and the California State Capitol building.
NASTF to Discuss Road to Great Technicians - March 2
"Building the Road to GREAT Technicians" is the featured topic of the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) Spring 2016 General Meeting, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm (PST), Wednesday, March 2, 2016 in Overland Park, Kansas. "The aftermarket has a lot of education available for kids to working techs," notes Rob Morrell, Independent Co-Chair of the NASTF Education Committee, "but it's time to plan how we expect to develop and keep really great technicians in the future." 
The entire afternoon meeting will be webcast by iATN from and will be recorded for future viewing from the NASTF YouTube page.
Click here to read more.
CAT Spring 2016 Conference - April 30
The CAT Spring 2016 Conference will be held on April 30, 2016.
Modesto Junior College
2201 Blue Gum Avenue
Modesto, California 95358
Click here to read more.
Office Depot Coupon Available Exclusively to ASCCA Members
Click here for deals on cases of paper, good through March 26.
Contact Michael Nitz, the ASCCA's Business Account Manager:
855.337.6811 x 12809
Member Discount Alert! ASCCA Partners with Educational Seminars Institute (ESi) Again in 2016 for Discounted Courses

Seminar courses are normally $149.95. ASCCA members pay only $95 per attendee -- a savings of almost $55 per class! Service writer courses are normally $1,500. ASCCA members pay only $950 per attendee!


Click here to take advantage of this offer


ETI Tool Tech - April 25-28 in Monterey
The vehicle of today is quickly becoming the vehicle of tomorrow. The Autonomous Vehicle, Comprehensive Vehicle Tracking, Biometric Vehicle Access and Smart/Personalized In-Car Marketing are only a few of the advancements that are right around the corner for future vehicles.
A successful business strategy depends on a clear vision of the future.  Improve your vision at ToolTech 2016 as you network with other thought leaders about the challenges and opportunities involved with providing the right tools and equipment and maintaining the level of service our customers expect while the vehicles we support continue to grow in complexity.  
Click here for more information.
Upcoming ASCCA Chapter Events
iATN Discounts Available to ASCCA Members

The International Automotive Technicians Network (iATN) is the world's first and largest online network of automotive service industry professionals. Since 1995, iATN has been providing outstanding service industry resources to members worldwide. ASCCA members can enjoy a $9-per-month discount off of the regular price of iATN Business+ premium membership, at $45-per-month.  This membership provides your shop with up to 5 premium access accounts.

Link to iATN's website


Thank You ASCCA Sponsors!

 Armstrong & Associates

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(800) 810-4272
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One Capitol Mall, Suite 800
Sacramento, CA 95814
In This Issue
ASCCA Joins California Consumers Against Higher Prices
Cars 4 Careers
BAR Educational Advisory Committee Report
March 2016 Team Weekend
ASC Educational Foundation
Automotive Aftermarket Industry Legislative Fly-In
NASTF to Discuss Road to Great Technicians
CAT Spring 2016 Conference
Office Depot Discount
ESi Courses at a Discount Renewed for 2016!
ETI Tool Tech
Upcoming ASCCA Chapter Events


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