By Senators McAuliffe, Costa and Long


     WHEREAS, It is the policy of the Washington State Legislature to recognize programs that allow our state=s students to pursue their aspirations; and


     WHEREAS, Automotive Youth Educational Systems provide Washington=s students with a school-to-careers connection and is the backbone of a strong, well-educated work force that fosters productivity in business and industry and contributes to Washington=s leadership in the marketplace; and


     WHEREAS, Profound economic and technological changes in our society are rapidly reflected in the structure and nature of work, thereby placing new and additional responsibilities on our educational systems; and


     WHEREAS, Automotive Youth Educational Systems give high school students experience in practical, meaningful applications of basic skills such as reading, writing and mathematics B thus improving the quality of their education, motivating potential dropouts and giving all students leadership opportunities in their fields and in their communities; and


     WHEREAS, A model of articulation is provided between the secondary system and post-secondary system, such as Automotive Youth Educational Systems, that allows high school students to progress based on what they know and are able to do.


     NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the members of the Senate do hereby recognize on this day, the efforts of the Puget Sound Automobile Dealers Association, the Washington State Dealers Association, the Automobile Service Association, and Snap On Tools and the value of Automotive Youth Educational Systems; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the Automotive Youth Educational Systems.


I, Tony M. Cook, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 8615,

adopted by the Senate February 14, 2001.





Secretary of the Senate