OC announces new GM ASEP, Kubota TECH programs

Odessa College, in partnership with the Sewell Family of Companies and Kaige Kubota – Odessa, has announced the launch of two new programs, the General Motors Automotive Service Education Program (GM ASEP) and the Kubota TECH Program, starting in Fall 2024 at the Odessa College Sewell Auto Tech facility.

The GM ASEP program is the first of its kind in West Texas and is designed to equip students with cutting-edge skills and knowledge essential for their careers as automotive technicians. Through a blend of classroom instruction, hands-on dealership training, and the latest in industry technology and expertise, students will be fully prepared to meet the evolving demands of the automotive industry, a news release said.

Their training will alternate approximately eight weeks of classroom instruction and eight weeks of hands-on training with their sponsoring dealer over a two-year period. The program also includes a paid internship with potential employers which allows students to earn while they learn and paves the way for immediate employment post-graduation.

Students who successfully complete their two-year GM ASEP program will graduate from Odessa College with an Associate Degree in Automotive Technology and their GM required technician training.

The addition of the GM ASEP program at Odessa College Sewell Auto Tech underscores OC’s and Sewell dealerships’ shared commitment to advancing automotive education and providing our students with an unparalleled choice of opportunity. The GM ASEP initiative also mirrors the success and impact of the Ford ASSET program, launched at the facility in fall 2020, and sets a new standard for automotive education.