Wisconsin Automotive & Truck Education Association

Driving the Training That Keeps You Running!

WATEA's Impact

WATEA's Impact

WATEA is proud of its long history working with regional partners to improve not just the transportation industry workforce but also the lives of countless people living and working across central and northern Wisconsin.

Learn more about how WATEA has impacted individuals and organizations across the region with its innovative programs and collaborative spirit, then explore the ways you can help support WATEA and keep changing lives!

Help Us Make an Impact!

WATEA Partner & Client Testimonials

“My family & I deeply appreciate your sponsorship for the upcoming school year. Truthfully I could not continue my Associates degree without your scholarship. I look forward to being top of my class again this year.”

PL - Scholarship Recipient

“Thank you so much for helping me into a vehicle I enjoy driving. Getting to work, school and my son’s functions easily is a dream come true. It is sometimes hard to believe I deserve such nice things, so I’ve taken good care of it!”

JL - Wheels to Work Clients

“I can’t thank you enough for this vehicle… I now work in Merrill at a manufacturer making $17.25/hr. I started this journey taking cabs to a job paying $15/hr. It changed my life.”

JM - Wheels to Work Clients

“During my career, I have been very proud to tell so many in our schools and community about the amazing work WATEA does to support workforce development initiatives and the scholarships related to automotive, truck, and transportation careers for high school and college students. As an educator, I deeply respect the way you put aside your business differences to unite and work together to create an indomitable force focused on providing students scholarships, young men and women a Registered Apprenticeship program for the transportation industry, and those in need a vehicle that enables them to work! Please, always remember that each of you truly make a difference in so many lives through your work with WATEA!”

Brad Peck, Principal - Wausau East High School (retired 2020)

“I am eternally grateful that you chose me to be a recipient for the Foundation of WATDA/WATEA. This opportunity provides me with the option to focus on my continuing education, without having the financial burden of student loans. With the gift of your donation, I will be able to pursue my dream of becoming a Diesel Technician.”

DH - Scholarship Recipients