Applications open annually January-March. Contact us for application information April-December.
After your initial online submission, we will select qualified applicants and invite you to submit a more complete application, including:
- Letter of Recommendation (from vocational instructor, mentor, professor or professional contact)
- Copy of high school transcripts
- Community college assessment test results
- Essay that explains why you want to be in the program and become a diesel mechanic
If you meet all the preliminary requirements, you then go into testing. Tests will cover mechanical aptitude, basic mechanical knowledge and areas related to spatial relations, mechanical reasoning, verbal reasoning, numerical ability, perceptual speed and accuracy, manual speed, language and dexterity. In addition, you must pass a drug screen, background check and social security number verification.
All completed application packets and test results will be reviewed. We will invite the top candidates to interview during March, April and May. If you are not selected for an interview, you will receive a notification by the end of June.
Final selection of apprentices will be based on a combination of test results and interview scores. If you make the cut, you will receive confirmation in early July and take your place in the class beginning in August.