After taking a semester off during COVID, Ben Fisher finds true calling in automotive repair
San Diego—Benjamin Fisher of New Haven, Conn., was named the 2023 Mitchell 1 and National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Technician of the Future during the ASE Board of Governors Meeting and Service Professional Awards Banquet held in Clearwater, Fla.
“We congratulate Ben on receiving the 2023 Technician of the Future Award,” said Nick DiVerde, senior marketing director, Mitchell 1. “Through his hard work and determination thus far, Ben has proven to be a student that Mitchell 1 is proud to recognize. We know he will be successful as he continues with his education and journeys down his career path.”
Fisher, who received a $1,000 cash prize for the honor, recently earned an associate’s degree in Comprehensive Automotive Repair and Services (C.A.R.S.) from Gateway Community College in New Haven. He also holds several ASE certifications.
“While attending the University of Connecticut for software engineering during COVID, I decided to take a semester off and found a job at a local TravelCenters of America,” said Fisher. “That’s when I discovered that working with my hands as well as my brain was much more rewarding. My goal for the future is to make an impact in the world with my skill set.”
To receive the Mitchell 1 and ASE Technician of the Future Award, the winner must be ASE-certified, have registered as a student and earned the highest cumulative test scores on the A4, A5, A6 and A8 tests.