JVS Automotive Pre-Apprenticeship Program

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January 17th – May 26th, 2023


Online courses on Fridays 12-1PM |1:30-3:30PM

In-person classes on M/T/W/Th 1:30- 4:00PM


This is an in-person program run by JVS in partnership with Skyline College Automotive Department. Participants will be required to enroll in Skyline College courses for in-person automotive classes and attend weekly JVS Online Math courses and monthly Job Readiness Workshops.

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, Gender Non-Conforming persons, Black, Indigenous and People of Color (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
  • Job Readiness/ Soft Skills Monthly Online Workshops
  • Math Refresher and Test-taking Strategies online-course
  • OSHA 10 Safety Certification online-course
  • Employer-sponsored on-the-job training (OJT Opportunities)
  • JVS provides clients with 1-year after program completion with job leads and continuous job search supports
  • 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 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 a mandatory Welcome Orientation & On-boarding Session.


  • Age 18 or older by January 17, 2023 
  • Authorized to work in the US by January 17, 2023
  • Have CDL or obtain by January 17, 2023
  • Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), former foster youth, justice- involved populations (previously incarcerated), low-income, TAY (transition age youth), veterans, women, and gender non-conforming persons encouraged to apply
  • Have GED or high school diploma
  • Interest in the Automotive field
  • Must enroll in Skyline College Courses (AUTO 711, AUTO 580, AUTO 670)
  • San Mateo residents preferred
  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination required

Application Deadline: November 30th, 2022

Pre-apprenticeship starts: Tuesday, January 17th, 2023

e.g. She/Her, They/Them, etc.

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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