Wisconsin Automotive & Truck Education Association

Driving the Training That Keeps You Running!

Career Training & Development

Looking for a stable, good-paying job that won’t be outsourced? Check out the following options for getting into a transportation career path.

College Training Programs

Check out the different automotive industry training programs available from our technical college partners:

  • Northcentral Technical College
  • Mid-State Technical College
  • Nicolet College

Auto Collision Fundamentals Certificate

This 7-credit, 3 class training program uses a hands-on, real-life approach to teach students the skills they need to enter the collision repair industry. Classes are taught on a work-and family-friendly schedule that allows students to balance work and personal life while pursuing their education.

Graduates earn an Auto Collision Fundamentals Certificate through Northcentral Technical College. WATEA will assist students with setting up job interviews with regional collision businesses during and after completion of the program.

Registered Apprenticeship (RA)

As a Registered Apprentice, you will receive most of your training on-the-job, while working for an employer who pays a good wage. Learn more about the RA program here:

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WATEA is currently working with the Wisconsin Dept. of Workforce Development to create new Registered Apprenticeship programs in the following areas:

  • Automotive Technician
  • Diesel Technician
  • Automotive Collision & Repair
  • Service Writer

If you are interested in being a part of any of these RA programs, contact WATEA to get more information.

Job Search Support

Do you need some assistance getting ready to apply for a job in this industry? We encourage you to contact our job training partners, who can provide support with creating resumes, applying to jobs, and completing interviews:

Job Center of Wisconsin

North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board

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Marathon Co. Literacy Council (McLit)

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