Welcome to the Automotive Trades Foundation

The ATF is a nonprofit organization established cooperatively by the Montgomery County business and professional community and Montgomery County Public Schools to provide a unique method of training high school students for skilled positions in the automotive field: the Mini Dealership, a licensed used car dealership. Students receive valuable on-the-job training that will prepare them for higher educational opportunities or direct entry into the automotive industry.

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Check out the Automotive Trades Foundation video describing the automotive programs.

 

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News & Announcements

ATF Student Recognition 2019-2020

ATF Student Recognition 2019-2020   The ATF and its teachers would like to recognize the following outstanding students from the 2019-2020 school year.  Below, our ATF teachers shared about their exemplary students.    

May 9, 2020- Refurbished Car and Computer Sale CANCELLED

The Used Vehicle and Computer Sale originally scheduled for May 9 at Thomas Edison High School has been cancelled because of mandated school closures .  This is a sad occurrence for our students who excel at these events by showcasing their skills and products to the community. The Automotive Trades and

ATF Scholarship Window- Closes February 28, 2020

The ATF Scholarship window is open to currently enrolled, ATF seniors only . A copy of the form can be downloaded here . Any questions, please contact Kelly Johnson  (kelly_r_johnson@mcpsmd.org) or 240.740.2051 Forms and recommendations are due by February 28, 2020 to Kelly Johnson. 

2019-2020 Refurbished Car Sale Dates

Join us for our refurbished car sales. ATF students refurbish cars and then sell them to the public. All sales run from 9 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

Damascus Car Sale Receives Media Coverage!

2019 Media Coverage at Damascus High School:WTOP 2017 Media Coverage at Damascus High School: High School Mechanics Learn in Class NBC4WHAG Damascus ATF 2017 

Women in Automotive At Fitzgerald Auto Malls

Women in Automotive- A video from Fitzgerald Auto Mall showcasing opportunities for women in the automotive field.

Donate Your Vehicle and Receive a Tax Deduction!

Most vehicles are gratefully accepted at any of our four locations. Learn More >>

Foundation Supervisor and former students promote ATF on TV

Watch the video.