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Changes Coming to

Posted by Casey O'Brien on Jun 7, 2018 2:37:28 PM

CDX’s new website goes live on June 23rd and includes changes to the Login screen.

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New 'My Account' Brings New Changes

Posted by Amanda Banner on Apr 20, 2018 2:37:11 PM

This summer, CDX is updating our login page to offer a more streamlined process for new customers, improved security, and to align with our parent company, Jones & Bartlett Learning.

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Shortage of Automotive Technicians Offers Challenges and Opportunities

Posted by Amanda Banner on Apr 13, 2018 2:41:00 PM

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Employment of automotive service technicians and mechanics is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026." Yet, there is rising shortage of qualified automotive technicians. Why is this?

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Kirk VanGelder Discusses What’s New In Fundamentals of Automotive Technology, Second Edition

Posted by Amanda Banner on Apr 6, 2018 2:53:00 PM

Have you been wondering what's new in the latest edition of Fundamentals of Automotive Technology? Watch Kirk VanGelder, automotive instructor and CDX author, discuss what makes the new edition so special:

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New Engines Rev Up the F-150

Posted by Amanda Banner on Apr 4, 2018 11:32:00 AM

With the recent announcement from Achates Power and Aramco Services to put a cutting-edge engine in the Ford-150, excitement is building that this might change the future gas powered vehicles. According to CNET,

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About CDX Learning Systems

Posted by Amanda Banner on Mar 30, 2018 4:02:30 PM

CDX Learning Systems, is a leading provider of online curriculum, assessment, and reporting for automotive, truck, and bus technician training.

Help wanted! Half of all current automotive and diesel technicians will be eligible to retire by 2024. Increasingly, students and parents realize that earning a degree in a skilled trade offers faster job placement and lower student debt. But how do automotive instructors, former technicians themselves, overcome the challenges of teaching today’s generation of digital-native students to be successful at work?

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Fundamentals of Automotive Technology ONLINE Now With Built-In eBook

Posted by Amanda Banner on Mar 29, 2018 4:20:38 PM

Did you know that Fundamentals of Automotive Technology ONLINE now includes a built-in eBook? With an objective oriented design, it provides clear learning objectives on exactly what’s being taught and tested in each topic and unit. The built-in eBook is also seamlessly integrated with the optional accompanying textbook, Fundamentals of Automotive Technology, Second Edition. Aligned to 2017 NATEF Standards, it offers improved assessments and an enhanced gradebook.

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Preview Light Vehicle Diesel Engines

Posted by Amanda Banner on Mar 26, 2018 12:06:23 PM

We are excited to announce that our newest title, Light Vehicle Diesel Engines, will be here next month. Published as part of the CDX Master Automotive Technician Series, it prepares students with practical, accessible information necessary for ASE A9 certification. Taking a "strategy-based diagnostic" approach, it covers how to maintain, diagnose, and repair light and medium-duty diesel engines, increasingly common in North American, Asian, and European vehicles and trucks.

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September updates to FAT Online

Posted by Amanda Banner on Sep 28, 2017 3:38:00 PM
In September, we rolled out two new patches to improve quiz and login functionality for Fundamentals of Automotive Technology ONLINE (FAT ONLINE). Please be in touch with our customer support team if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks!
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New Investment in CDX

Posted by Amanda Banner on Sep 26, 2017 5:14:00 PM

This summer, The Blackstone Group equity investment firm and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), an investment management firm, purchased CDX’s ultimate parent company, Ascend Learning. Both The Blackstone Group and CPPIB are known for investing for long-term ownership stakes and look for private companies with resilient business models and high-growth potential.

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