Frederick County Career & Technology Center
Gary Wilfong, Automotive Technology Instructor at the Frederick County Career & Technology Center in Maryland, has been involved with the automotive repair industry for 30+ years.
Graduating from a high school automotive program, he
career at a local new car/truck dealership becoming an ASE Master Certified Auto Technician at the age of 21.
Working at the same dealership for 23 years, Gary
progressed to Shop Foreman and then Service Manager.
has always maintained his
ASE Master Technician status along with the Advanced Engine Performance Certification and Master Maryland State Emissions Repair Technician.
While working at the dealership Gary supported his high school automotive program as a member of their advisory council, being instrumental in maintaining the school's NATEF Certification and launching the AYES program in the mid 90's.
When a neighboring county began an effort to certify their automotive program Gary
decided to make a career change and began teaching in 2001.
Since then the Frederick, Maryland Automotive Technology Program has achieved NATEF Certification, Re-certified NATEF, and Launched AYES in 2003.
strongly believes that dealer/business involvement is key to the success of an automotive education program and feels that AYES
provides the model to promote the student-business partnership.