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We need your help!

The Wisconsin Automotive Truck Education Association (WATEA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit looking for members like YOU to join our group.

What is WATEA?

WATEA is a group of like minded individuals and businesses in the automotive, truck, and transportation industry with the common goal to develop awareness of career paths and opportunities available in the automotive, truck, and transportation industry.

Why Join WATEA?

To help us improve and enhance the image of the automotive, truck, and transportation industry. It's important that we recruit and retrain qualified candidates TODAY to insure we have candidates tomorrow!

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Recruiting Our Youth TODAY For Qualified Candidates TOMORROW!

We work closely with area Technical Colleges and High Schools to support their auto, truck, and transportation programs. WATEA also supports local Youth Apprenticeship programs.WATEA Is Dedicated To:
  • Exposing youth to career opportunities within the automotive and truck industry.
  • Providing youth and schools with free information about career paths in the automotive and truck industry, including participating in career and job fairs, speaking in classrooms and with students, and providing free written materials like the AutoMotives magazine and posters for use in schools.
  • Participating in and supporting youth apprenticeship and schoolto- work programs in the automotive, truck, and related fields.
  • Attracting qualified, skilled, trained technicians and workers for auto and truck careers.
  • Improving the image of the automotive and truck industries.
  • Developing an educational system that will support successful career paths in these fields.
  • Encouraging ongoing and continuing education for all professionals within the automotive and truck industries.
  • Protecting and enhancing income potential for workers in the automotive and truck industry.
  • WATEA has already come a long way, but we need your help! If your business or career choice is related to automotive or trucks, join us in working together toward our common goals.

Our Long-Term Goals:

  • Increase the number of students and adults considering careers in the automotive and truck industry.
  • Increase the number of technically trained, skilled workers entering and continuing in the automotive and truck industry.
  • Improve the overall image of the automotive and truck industry.
  • Increase the number of automotive/truck workers who continue to upgrade and develop their skills through continuing education and development in their chosen career field.
  • Improve the income potential of technicians and other auto/truck industry related occupations.
  • Create a seamless path for those interested in entering the industry - from high school through vocational training to worksite.

What's In It For You?

Well, besides the fact that you'll be helping to dispel the outdated image of industry workers as "grease monkeys" and replacing it with the image of today's technical professionals AND strengthening our industry as a whole…You Will:
  • Help us develop awareness of career paths and opportunities available in the automotive and truck industry.
  • Promote basic, technical, and continuing education for workers in the automotive and truck industry.
  • Help improve and enhance the image of the automotive and truck industry.
  • Help recruit and train skilled workers through involvement with Youth Apprenticeship programs, vocational training, and continuing education and training development in your area. Mentor youth and help develop a whole new generation of technical professionals.
  • Provide input into the training curriculum and requirements in your area - help develop a career track that meets your changing needs in the industry.
  • Get involved in the schools–at the primary, secondary, or post highschool level to share career information about automotive careers with youth and adults.
  • Stay current with educational needs and progress in the industry with Your Quarterly Connection - the WATEA newsletter that will keep you up to date on developments in automotive and truck education, the automotive and truck industry, training programs, and progress toward our goals. Delivered to you four times each year.
  • Full access to all WATEA sponsored training programs and seminars and information on other training events in your area.
  • Participate in developing and funding scholarships for potential automotive students.
  • Help develop and link into a comprehensive website as a resource for anyone interested in a career in the automotive and truck industry.
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