Mechanic apprenticeship, training and certification programs

 

Mechanic apprenticeship, training and certification programs

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We adopted ASE certification (on a voluntary basis) as ongoing technician training and pay our technicians for each certificate earned, with a bonus per hour for master certifications. The maximum total pay that can be achieved by an individual is $1.15 per hour. We have found this keeps our technician training up-to-date. Also, the certifications are good for 5 years so to continue the pay, they must retest. If they do not retest or fail to pass a test, the allowance for those certificates are removed.

We tried apprenticeship training with funding by ARRA grant funds in 2010. There are rigorous risk management and HR considerations when doing apprenticeships, so it should not be undertaken lightly. We entered into an agreement with a local community college to be able to recruit their best graduates for our program. Our first technician was paired with experienced technicians to work on our bround range of equipment types, and we especially tried to focus on training for alternative fuel vehicle maintenance and repair.