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Lawson State’s Berryman Receives Snap-on Certification

1/5/2009

LAWSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
3060 Wilson Road
Birmingham, AL 35221

NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Geri Albright
Director of Public Relations
(205) 929-6315
galbright@lawsonstate.edu

Lawson State’s Berryman Receives Snap-on Certification

BIRMINGHAM, AL - Lawson State Community College’s Alabama Center for Automotive Excellence (ACAE) is growing at a fast pace. The college was recently selected to become a Regional Diagnostic Training and Certification Center, one of only four in the nation. And now to add to that accomplishment, Tom Berryman has become the only Snap-on certified instructor in the region

Snap-on is a global leader in tools, diagnostics, equipment, software and service solutions for professional users. Founded in 1920, Snap-on is a $2.8 billion, S&P 500 Company headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Snap-on diagnostic tools (Ethos, Solus, and Modis) make up nearly 65% of the aftermarket automotive diagnostic tools in the U.S.

Lawson’s ACAE provides training and certification for automotive instructors, students and professional technicians who use Snap-on diagnostic tools. The first schedule of programs for the Southeastern region will begin at the college in December. Thereafter, the first schedule of classes will be offered every two weeks until the beginning of July. “This is a great addition to the Alabama Center for Automotive Excellence,” said President Perry W. Ward. “Through these efforts, the ACAE continues to grow its regional and national reputation.”

Certification raises the level of excellence for all in the industry which assures vehicle owners and potential employers of technicians that the technician has the skill sets to repair computer-controlled vehicles successfully.

The Alabama Center for Automotive Excellence (ACAE) at Lawson State Community College is home to Ford-ASSET, GM-ASEP, and Toyota T-TEN training programs. The ACAE also offers Auto Body Repair, Automotive Technician, and Medium and Heavy Truck Technician programs. For more information about Snap-on Certification or the Alabama Center for Automotive Excellence contact Tom Berryman, 929-3483, or tberryman@lawsonstate.edu.

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