KTC Automotive student working on car

If you like cars, trucks and related equipment, join us for expert training on state-of-the-art equipment.  Learn about the vehicle industry and how to service a variety of customer vehicles.

You can learn: 

  • General maintenance servicing of vehicles 
  • Replacement of engine coolant, engine oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid  
  • Tire service including mounting, balancing, rotating, failure analysis, repairing and customer wheel service
  • Complete detailing, including finish restoration and car prep
  • Basic car care services such as safety inspection and lamp replacement
  • Hand Tool and shop safety identification and usage
  • Electrical system repair and diagnosis

Mike Kiekover

Greetings! I am Mike Kiekover, Automotive Instructor at Kent Transition Center. I am excited to work at KTC and look forward to meeting you or having you as a student! Learning alongside you, and working with you to grasp what can be complicated concepts is real joy and responsibility I take seriously. I love working with students and helping them along their way toward adulthood.

Industry Experience  Mike Kiekover family photo

  • Over 30 years in the automotive industry
  • 16 years in Nigeria, W. Africa, training and working with Nigerians
  • 2 years teaching Adult Education Intro to Automotive Servicing

Education & Certifications

  • Bachelor's in Technical Education, Ferris State University
  • Associate Degree, Grand Rapids Community College
  • ASE Master Mechanic
  • ASE L1 Certified (Advanced Engine Performance Specialist)
  • ASE G1 (Maintenance and Light Repair)

More About Me

My wife, Hauwa, and I have two young children, Kayla and Selena. We have an active household and love being outside whenever weather permits.


Mike Kiekover

Instructor, Automotive
Phone: 616-802-3625