Wisconsin Automotive & Truck Education Association

Driving the Training That Keeps You Running!


Membership & Support

The Wisconsin Automotive & Truck Education Association relies on support from its members and the community to bring its vision to life. With your support, WATEA brings together like-minded transportation businesses, educational institutions, community organizations, and passionate individuals to create innovative solutions for increasing workforce opportunities in the transportation industry.

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Become WATEA’s Newest Member!

By becoming an official member of WATEA, you are ensuring the organization has the resources it needs to continue working on your behalf to ensure there is a reliable pipeline of transportation workers and effective transportation industry programs in place. You also receive enhanced access to new employees and workforce programs, strategic marketing opportunities, and unique networking activities.

Sign up and pay online OR download the WATEA Membership Flier, fill out the last page, and return it with your payment.

WATEA Membership Options

Regular Membership


for businesses directly involved in the transportation industry.

Two rooftop businesses under the same ownership 329.00 per year;

Three or more rooftop businesses under the same ownership 299.00 per year.

Benefits of WATEA Membership

As a WATEA Member, you will receive:

  • Enhanced Access to New Employees and Workforce Programs Receive timely communications about prospective new employees, Youth or Registered Apprenticeship candidates, technical college training programs, regional job fairs, and other workforce engagement activities.
  • Higher-Quality (and Quantity!) Employees Hire confidently knowing WATEA is working on your behalf to ensure there are sufficient active and up-to-date automotive training programs in our regional K-12 schools and technical colleges to ensure a sustainable and skilled workforce pipeline.
  • Influence Over the Industry’s Future WATEA provides its members with opportunities to join topic-specific task forces, workforce development teams, and WATEA boards/committees, where participants guide the content and direction of transportationindustry trainings and workforce development initiatives alongside a wide variety of industry partners.
  • Strategic Business Marketing Opportunities Let WATEA distribute your business’ branded products and information at regional job fairs & events, and/or secure prominent sponsorships at WATEA’s popular annual golf outing event.
  • Industry-Specific Relationships Network with other industry professionals at WATEA’s Annual Meeting, then grow your new relationships while collaborating at job fairs or enjoying WATEA’s annual Fore the Road Charity Golf Fundraiser.
  • Appreciation from Program Participants & Your Community Your membership helps sustain critical community workforce programs like the Wheels to Work vehicle loan program and the Commute2Careers job transportation shuttle program. These programs help low-income residents access jobs, gain stability, and get their lives back on track.