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THE SEARCH FOR QUALIFIED TECHNICIANS IS OVER.
Programs

Hire an apprentice. Provide a Mentor. The two work together. Apprentice Gains Skills and Produces Billable Hours. You Hire,  Train and Retain a Valuable Employee.

Industry Essentials has developed a hands-on training program for the apprentice with recommended curriculum and set-hours. 

Apprentices are guaranteed a progressive increase of wages starting with minimum wage. Most veterans will qualify for benefits under the GI Bill which can reduce your labor cost.

INDUSTRY ESSENTIALS’s list of automotive technician competencies with specific hours in each section are provided along with a recommended curriculum, tracking mechanism and guidelines.

Some of those competencies include:

  • Learn safe behaviors of an automotive technician.

  • Learn theory and operation of today's technology.

  • Learn the flow of electricity and how it is used in communication of today's automobiles.

Qualifications

  • Business License

  • Tax ID #

  • Be in business for more than one year

  • Can identify a mentor who is willing to partner with apprentice and meets qualifications

  • High Speed Internet Access

  • Tools and equipment available for apprentice use

  • Industry Essentials Registration and membership fees paid 

  • Willingness to share experience and give back to the community

Beginning Your Own Apprentice Program

 

OPTION #1: Set up an independent apprentice program on your own.

Your responsibilities:

  1. Purchase and read Apprentice Implementation for the Independent Automotive Industry.

  2. Download the documents from the Industry Essentials website using the link emailed to you after your book purchase.

  3. Identify/hire a mentor and hire an apprentice.

  4. Begin an apprentice program.

In this option, the apprentice will not be registered with the Department of Labor or receive a diploma.

Cost: $24.95 for the book.

 

OPTION #2: Set up an independent apprentice program with Mike’s help.

Your responsibilities:

  1. Purchase and read Apprentice Implementation for the Independent Automotive Industry.

  2. Contact Mike regarding your apprentice program.

  3. Pay a one-time consultation fee and travel expenses, if needed.

In this option, Mike will provide consultation as needed over a 3-month period as well as personal direction for locating and hiring an apprentice and choosing a mentor for your business. He will also provide more extensive training on how to use the Mentor Guide, complete the Technician Time Record, and track program costs using the Mentor Cost-Per-Hour Worksheet.

Cost: $24.95 for the book, $1995 for the consultation, and travel expenses, if needed.

 

OPTION #3: Set up the U.S. Department of Labor-approved apprenticeship program with Mike’s help.

Your responsibilities:

  1. Read the book Apprentice Implementation for the Independent Automotive Industry.

  2. Contact Mike regarding the approved apprenticeship program.

  3. Pay the Department of Labor program registration fee, a one-time consultation fee, and travel expenses, if needed.

Mike will provide consultation as needed over a 12-month period as well as personal direction for locating and hiring an apprentice and choosing a mentor for your business. He will also provide more extensive training on how to use the Mentor Guide, complete the Technician Time Record, and track program costs using the Mentor Cost-Per-Hour Worksheet.

In this option, Mike will also meet with your mentor and apprentice in person or online to explain their responsibilities. Industry Essentials will then register your apprentice with the Department of Labor, review all submitted worksheets, monitor your apprentice’s progress, and report the results to the Department of Labor for up to 4 years. His company will also track your apprentice’s completed competencies and related training hours and notify you when he qualifies for a raise.

The U.S. Department of Labor-approved apprenticeship program requires a $2800 registration fee; $1400 is due at the beginning of Year 1 and the other $1400 is due at the beginning of Year 2. Each apprentice should pay his own fees and will receive a diploma from the Department of Labor when he completes the program—along with a job and no student loans—and you will receive a fully-trained technician.

Cost: $24.95 for the book; $3995 for the consultation and services; travel expenses, if needed;
and $2800 for each apprentice

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