JVS Automotive Pre-Apprenticeship Program

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August 17th – December 16th, 2022


Online courses on Mondays from 4:30pm to 7pm

In-person classes on T/W/Th/F from 1:45pm - 4:30pm

Location: This is a remote program run by JVS. Participants will be required to enroll in Skyline College courses for in-person automotive training & Job Readiness. JVS will offer online courses: Math Refresher & Test Taking Strategies

Program Overview: 

Do you enjoy hands-on work? Have you thought about a career in automotive? Union apprenticeships and careers in public agencies offer great benefits and opportunities for advancement. Get prepared for apprenticeships and mechanical-related exams with our free 18-week Automotive Pre-Apprentice program. Women, BiPOC, Veterans and job seekers with previous conviction histories are encouraged to apply.

This Pre-apprenticeship Provides: 

Information about specific trades/utilities, career pathways, job requirements, application process; gain practical experience in trade-specific skills, tools identification, and use:

  • Automotive Entry-Level Tech Fundamentals
  • Career / Soft Skills Class online-class
  • Math Refresher and Test-taking Strategies online-course
  • OSHA 10 Safety Certification online-course
  • JVS-provided Job Readiness online-course
  • Employer-sponsored on-the-job training (OJT Opportunities)
  • Referral to civil service testing & employment opportunities
  • Assistance with transportation and safety equipment costs

Application Process: 

  1. Fill out the online application below 
  2. Eligible applicants will be contacted for a phone screen 
  3. Attend a math test prep class (strongly recommended) 
  4. Attend a required math assessment and in-person interview 
  5. High-scoring applicants will be accepted  
  6. Selected candidates will be invited to attend an Onboarding Session in early August and a mandatory Welcome Orientation on Tuesday August 16th, 2022.


  • Age 18 or older by August 17th, 2022 
  • Authorized to work in the US by August 17th, 2022
  • Have CDL or obtain by August 17th, 2022
  • BIPOC, former foster youth, justice- involved populations (previously incarcerated), low-income, TAY (transition age youth), veterans, women encouraged to apply
  • Have GED or high school diploma
  • Interest in the Automotive field
  • Must enroll in Skyline College Courses (AUTO 711 & AUTO 580)
  • San Mateo residents preferred
  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination required

Ongoing Application Deadline:

August 1st, 2022 APPLY ASAP!

Pre-apprenticeship starts: Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

JVS policy requires clients to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and in order to be considered for this program, an applicant must show proof of vaccination during enrollment.
Please note that your personal information
will be securely stored and will not be shared with
any 3rd party without your explicit consent.

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