The Automobile Dealer Education Institute (ADEI) is a non-profit program whose mission is to train men and women for successful dealership careers in the DC metro region. Our main focus is training automotive technicians. Our technician training program is a registered apprenticeship program in DC, Maryland and Virginia. ADEI is currently training over 75 auto tech apprentices around the region in addition to its other job placement and employee training functions.
ADEI is part of the Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association (WANADA), a non-profit trade association with over 200 franchised new car dealership members in the Washington area. In addition to the ADEI, WANADA provides benefits for car dealership employees and operates The Washington, DC Auto Show.
What ADEI Does
Meet Our Staff
As WANADA’s Vice President of Operations, Joe Koch oversees all aspects of the ADEI, including fundraising, college relationships and dealership coordination. Please reach out to Joe if you are interested in supporting ADEI through a tax-deductible financial or vehicle contribution.
Director of Education
As WANADA’s Director of Education, Joe Hemberger operates the ADEI on a day-to-day basis. Call Joe if you are interested in learning more about ADEI as a student or a dealer, as he will be happy to help you find a job or connect you with an apprentice to fill a job opening you may have. Joe has many years of experience in the automotive industry, including advising shops on their operational practices, training staff, mentoring techs, and is himself a certified master technician.
Erik Falk serves as the ADEI field coordinator, primarily working in and around Northern Virginia. Utilizing his years of experience as a high school auto tech teacher, Erik works with area high schools to identify candidates and help those future apprentices enroll in class.
Gudelsky Institute for Technical Education
1264 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
Northern Community College
5000 Dawes Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22311-5097
Crossland High School
6901 Temple Hill Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748