LIMA — Matthew Burden, a senior at Lima Senior High School, has passed all 10 of his Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification tests. This is a first for any student in the school’s automotive program.
The nationally recognized certifications will be valid for two years and are presented to employers to obtain jobs in the automotive field.
Burden is employed part time by Tom Ahl Family of Dealerships and will join the business full time after graduation.
He earned certification in suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, engine repair, automatic transmission and trans-axle, manual drive train and axles, heating and air conditioning, maintenance and light repair and automobile service technology.