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? Explore the following opportunities for ideas to get yourself on the path to working in the transportation industry!

College Training Programs

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

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

Auto Collision Fundamentals Certificate

This FREE 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/or after completion of the program.

The 2022-23 program is running from August 2022-March 2023. If you would like to join the waitlist for the Fall 2023 program, contact WATEA!

For more information: Visit NTC's Collision Program Info Page Download Collision Program Info Flier Email WATEA

Registered Apprenticeship (RA)

As a Registered Apprentice, employees receive most of their training on-the-job, while earning a good wage from an RA-program-approved employer. Learn more about the RA program here:

Learn more

A BRAND NEW Diesel Mechanic Registered Apprenticeship program was launched in Spring 2022 through a partnership between WATEA and the WI Dept. of Workforce Development (DWD). If you are interested in participating in this program, you can get more information here:

NTC's Diesel RA Program

WATEA is currently working with the Wisconsin DWD to create more new Registered Apprenticeship programs in the following areas:

  • Automotive 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. The below organizations can provide support with creating resumes, applying to jobs, and completing interviews:

Job Center of Wisconsin

North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board

NCWWDB Training Programs

FSET (FoodShare Employment & Training)

Marathon Co. Literacy Council (McLit)

Get Help from McLit

Ready to apply for a job in transportation?

Check available jobs with WATEA members Download a Transportation Careers Application Submit your resume, cover letter, and/or application