WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
In addition to the industry leading technical skills, you'll also get hands-on classroom and lab training, plus on-the-job experience at a Toyota or Lexus dealer service center. T‑TEN’s factory-trained instructors and your dealership mentor will help accelerate what you learn in class by applying it in the real world.
HANDS-ON DEALERSHIP EXPERIENCE
In the T‑TEN program you’ll intern at a Toyota or Lexus dealership, learning hands-on how to diagnose and repair today’s advanced vehicles. This lets you boost the skills you learn in class with real dealership experience.
All T‑TEN students will earn ASE certification, which is the “Gold Standard” for independent certification of service technician’s skills and knowledge. You'll also have the opportunity to earn Toyota Certified Technician credentials.
Upon graduation, you will have classroom knowledge, hands-on training, real-world dealership experience and highly respected credentials. That’s why T‑TEN graduates are in such high demand.
A GREAT INCOME
Our grads walk away with skills that can earn them great money, solid benefits, and a pretty amazing future — all doing what they love.
The future is bright with T‑TEN. Our techs usually start at about $30,000+ a year.
In some markets, Toyota or Lexus technicians who attain Master status can earn $85,000 a year. Some even earn more than $100,000 a year.*
*Independent survey conducted for Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. — 2013
JOB SECURITY & GROWTH
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the automotive industry employs about 750,000 service technicians at new-car dealerships, auctions, independent repair shops and other businesses. Nearly half work at new-car dealerships. Just to keep pace with retirements and new jobs in the sector, our industry needs to replace approximately 76,000 technicians each year. Yet new entrants are not keeping pace with demand.
Each year, America’s technical colleges and training programs graduate about 37,000 new technicians —leaving an annual shortage of approximately 39,000 trained technicians. Unless we increase the supply of technicians, the shortage we feel today will transform into a severe shortage in 8-10 years—potentially leaving our customers with higher prices and significant wait times to keep their vehicles on the road.
All this creates growing career opportunities for T‑TEN graduates. And, unlike many other fields, service technician jobs aren’t likely to be outsourced to another country.
Source: Peter Welch, NADA President and CEO
GET PAID TO LEARN
The most powerful part of the program is the opportunity to earn while you learn with hands-on, paid internships at a Toyota or Lexus dealership.
Plus, you'll have an experienced mentor by your side, offering support and guidance every step of the way as you gain industry leading technical skills.
Most T‑TEN graduates move right into a solid job at a Toyota or Lexus dealership, where plenty of career growth opportunities exist.