It’s Our Mission
Empowering Personal Growth
In today’s auto repair industry, it is almost impossible to get hired as a technician without previous experience and a considerable investment in tools to do the work. The other alternative is to spend between $30,000-$100,000 to earn a certificate from a trade school only to be picked up by a dealership that offers low pay and years spent moving up the chain. Together, these factors eliminate the chances for many who are interested in and have the raw talent to pursue a career within the automotive industry. People who want to provide a good quality of life for themselves and their families.
Partnering To Provide Employment
We partner with qualified repair shops to accept our talented graduates as employees.
By choosing one of our non-profit organization’s well-trained students for your shop’s team, you’ll make a tax deductible placement donation that will perpetuate our program and help us continue to train and place students.
Shops that partner with us are also required to pass a high standard screening. This screening means that a shop has demonstrated a strong leadership and culture, as well as the proper tool & equipment minimums, operating systems, ongoing education programs, and employee benefits to allow each student a path toward advancement. We may require shops to submit financial information to ensure stability.
Students will have a 12-month contract with the shop that can only be nullified if there are unsafe business practices or ethical issues. Employers may terminate employment without penalty for any reason.
Our funding is through several sources, including but not limited to …
Federal programs for Veterans
County and local agencies
Churches and other non-profits
Host repair shops
We continue to host fundraising events and social media campaigns to raise awareness and money to operate this important program.