• NACAT 2017 Conference
    July 17-20, 2017

    Registration is now open!

    The CAAT and Macomb Community College are proud to be hosting the 2017 North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) Conference at our South Campus in Warren, MI.

    Conference registration provides access to:

    The member registration rate is $325.
    The non-member rate is $425.  

    You may return to the registration site at any time to purchase additional function tickets for family members.

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    Find out more, including hotel accommodations, family activities, and information about Macomb Community College and the city of Detroit.

    You'll find quality training offerings and have opportunities to meet some of the best trainers and educators in the automotive industry.

    What People are Saying

    “NACAT is a strong advocate for education. The NACAT Conference provides some of the best training available. It is an honor to be able to get to know the top subject matter experts, automotive teachers, authors and technicians in our industry. NACAT is a family that has its reunion in a different city every year. I am grateful to have not missed a single conference since my first in 2007.”

    ~ Randy Nussler

    “My reasons for choosing the NACAT Conference for many years, the variety of the seminars offered appeals to me over very specific manufacturer training. I get to choose topics that are relevant to my upcoming teaching load rather than fairly limited new product training for a single manufacturer. I also like that most of the seminars are generic in nature and are designed as "train the trainer" or in other words they typically cut to the chase and spare me "hood latch 101" stuff. Keeps me from nodding out before they get to the good stuff 

    "The trade show is huge and gives me insight to the best available training equipment, innovative teaching modalities, and a decent amount of tools and shop equipment.

    "Another thing that keeps me coming back is the camaraderie and vast network of automotive professionals that I've developed relationships with over the years. Many have been invaluable resources in times of need.”

    ~ Mike Richards

    “The annual NACAT conference is the place to be. By attending every year, I'm able to network with automotive instructors, industry trainers, and textbook authors. Teaching the teacher is another one that is top on my list. Learning how to teach automotive is something you will not find at other conferences and really elevates NACAT as the most professional of automotive organizations.

    "I've attended NACAT for over ten years now. My wife and I have made life-long friends at NACAT. She is thrilled to spend the third week in July at the conferences.

    "I consider myself a professional, and as one, I should support our professional organization, NACAT.”

    ~ Martin Duvic

    "Reasons you should attend the NACAT Conference

    • The family activities. The significant others feel involved with the conference, meet people with similar interests and concerns.
    • The technical instruction ranges from a simple approach to teaching electricity to the ramifications of a self-driving vehicle.
    • The teacher experience, it has been done before, someone knows how to do it or why it is giving you a rough time. Ask around someone has your answer or an idea you can use.
    • NATEF hours of certified training to meet your Instructor required hours to keep your certifications up to date.
    • Make industry contacts to push your program, students, and you to new levels of expertise, confidence.
    • Cost effective! All this for a mere pittance!
    • Most of all, it shows you are not alone in developing your automotive program."

    ~ Alan and Jeanne Grant

    From Winter 2016 edition of NACAT News

    Dear Ladies and Gentlemen:

    Where to begin? This past July I attended the NACAT15 conference at Joliet, Illinois and can truthfully say that it was the most fruitful “vacation” that I ever took. It was an event packed with innovative ideas on “how to teach” and much, much more!

    I was able to meet, in person, the folks that have been “training” me on “how to teach” from iATN. These folks have supplied me with THEIR IDEAS that have been the foundation for positive change here at Washington State Community College in Marietta, Ohio. So much so, I have been labeled an “Agent of Change.” Kind of overwhelming for a modest country boy from southern Ohio

    By incorporating these NACAT members into my Personal Learning Network (PLN), as taught at the NACAT Conference, our program is starting to turn around due to increased levels of student engagement and LEARNING!

    Without the input from these NACAT members, we would continue to operate as “information dispensers” and watch students fall asleep in class.

    In conclusion: NACAT is one of the best investments that I have ever made....bar none! Simply a “class act” group of people dedicated to enhanced “STUDENT LEARNING!” So honored and humbled to be part of the NACAT team.

    Jeff Starkey
    Assistant Professor, Washington State Community College

    Macomb Community College is actively recruiting seminar presenters. Whether you have presented in the past or are considering presenting for the first time, please complete the online presenter information form, so we can coordinate with you. Presenters do so freely of their own will and do not receive a stipend or any type of payment. Share your knowledge with the educators and help shape the next generation of students!

    The conference will include a trade show on Wednesday evening at Macomb's Expo Center. Potential exhibitors are encouraged to contact Bill Haas at billh@nacat.org to be one of the first notified when booth reservations become available. Concessions will be available at the Expo Center during the trade show.

    We are also seeking sponsors to participate in this international automotive training conference!

    Being a NACAT presenter, exhibitor, or sponsor is a great way for you and your company to connect with conference participants.

    For more information on how you or your company can engage with MCC and NACAT on this event, please contact Sherri Doherty at dohertys@macomb.edu or 586-447-8618.

    For general conference information, contact us at caat@macomb.edu or 586-445-7126, or visit the NACAT Conference website.

    2017 NACAT Conference
    Drive-in’ the Motor City
    July 17-20, 2017

    Macomb Community College
    Warren, MI