NTXAD Registered Apprenticeship Program

New technologies are driving innovation in the workplace to meet the needs of consumers, employees and industry.  The North Texas Automobile Dealers (NTXAD) Registered Apprenticeship Program for Automotive Service Technician matches qualified students enrolled at community colleges to industry partnering with new automobile franchised dealers service departments for a work-based learning experience where students can earn while they learn.  The competency-based program offers new and incumbent workers enhanced skills through manufacturer’s training programs.

The registered apprenticeship program is a work-based learning model that provides the setting for students to learn manufacturer standards and service protocols directly from the service team at a dealership.  Registered apprentices work alongside dealership staff, giving them the opportunity to forge relationships in the workplace.

The NTXAD Registered Apprenticeship program’s competency-based approach includes 364 contact hours of related technical instructional hours, 3,000 hours of on-the-job learning (OJL). The duration of the program is between 18-24 months, depending upon the knowledge and experience of the apprentice.  All apprentices are required to serve three months/ninety day/500 OJL hours. Eligible candidates include full-time auto tech students and incumbent workers.

Program Criteria & Requirements
For Apprentices

  • ASE Benchmark Tests
    • Electrical (A6)
    • Brakes (A5)
    • Suspension (A4)
    • Maintenance & Light Repair (G1)
  • Current Driver’s License
  • Social Security Card
  • LoveTrades.org Behavioral Assessment Test
  • Certification Documents
  • Job Related Documents
  • Current College Transcripts and Attendance Records

Participating Dealerships

Don Davis CDJRDon Davis Ford
Don Davis NissanGrubbs Acura
Grubbs InfinitiHiley Hyundai
Hiley MazdaHonda of Denton
Huffines Chevrolet PlanoMoritz Chevrolet
Moritz Kia AllianceMoritz Kia Fort Worth
Moritz Kia HurstFive Star Ford North Richland Hills
Five Star Subaru of GrapevineSouthWest CDJR Cleburne


Dealer Registered Apprenticeship Inquiry