Ford ACE Program

What is Ford ACE?

Ford Automotive Career Exploration is a partnership program between Ford Motor Company, Ford/Lincoln dealerships, and secondary and post-secondary educational institutions. The intent of the program is to raise awareness and increase interest in career opportunities within the automotive industry, ultimately as a service technician.

There are no fees to educational intuitions to participate in the Ford ACE program. The only requirement for a school to participate is to be sponsored by a local Ford/Lincoln dealership.

Students attending a Ford ACE partnership school can obtain valuable knowledge of Ford/Lincoln vehicle systems by completing Web-Based Training (WBT) via our Learning Management System (LMS). These courses are a subset of the same courses taken by our current dealership technicians. By completing these WBT courses, the students are one step closer towards a career in the automotive industry, beginning as an entry level automotive service technician at a Ford/Lincoln dealership.

The Ford advantage

  • More than 3,200 dealerships, resulting in many opportunities for employment across the country

  • Over 70 post-secondary Ford specific school-to-work training programs

  • Best-in-class training available for Ford/Lincoln dealer technicians to continue expanding your skill set as an automotive service technician at one of Ford’s Service Training Centers across the U.S.

  • National Technician Recognition programs for our Ford/Lincoln dealership technicians

What kinds of careers are possible by completing this program?

Although this program is ultimately designed to increase the number of qualified Automotive Service Technicians entering the industry, there are many other opportunities that can be pursued at a dealership, including:

  • Shop Foreman

  • Service Advisor

  • Service Manager

  • Parts Manager