Becoming a mechanic or “How do I become a technician” is a question I get all the time. It can be a scary thing to research. You have a lot of people that hate the auto industry and would never recommend getting into it. I don’t really agree with that. If someone wants to get into he auto industry, then they should. This is not an easy industry to work in. Getting started as a mechanic is expensive. Going to tech school can be expensive. There are other ways to get into mechanic world, with out blowing a ton of cash on tech school.
For those of you that may not know, I went to tech school. I attended UTI in 2002, and followed that with VW training in 2003. Back then VW and Audi had great pre-dealership training. Today that doesn’t exist. Today you have to work at a dealer, or attend a participating community college. I really don’t love the direction that VW has went with training. That being said, there is WAY more out there than people think.
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- Starting at a Jiffy change type place
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- You can start with little time and tool investment
- Dealership training programs
- Where Manufacturers lack in training
- VW’s old training program
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