EARN while you LEARN from the BEST in the BUSINESS

The Mechanics Local 701 Training Fund Automobile Apprenticeship Training Program is designed to offer the next generation of Local 701 automobile mechanics the opportunity to earn while they learn the craft of vehicle diagnostics and repair. 

The program initiates a new class of 10 apprentices in January of each year.  With regular attendance, an apprentice can complete the program’s 1,300 required hours of classroom and shop instruction and 6,500 hours of On-the-Job training in 60 months.

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Public Not-For-Profit
College & University
Mechanics Local 701
Apprentice Training
Private For-Profit
Technical Schools
Classroom 2-4 years 4 Years 1 year or less
OTJ Training1 Full-time student 6400 Hours Full-time student
Tuition & Fees2 $10,000-108,000 $0-$2,000 $15,000-35,000
Student Debt $0-108,000 $0 $0-35,000
Job Placement Post graduation JOBS AVAILABLE NOW Post graduation
Employer Paid Wage $0 $15.50-$38.153 per hour $0
Employer Paid Wage & Benefits $0 $27.69-$50.344 per hour $0
Employer Paid Health Care $0 Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO $0
Employer Paid Retirement $0 Pension Benefit 401K Option $0

1. OTJ – Earn while you learn On-The-Job Training 2. Tuition & fee information are estimates publicly available in schoo, college or university websites or print publications and include, where applicable: tuition, books, uniforms, fees, room, board and non-categorized expenses and are subject to change 3. Starting wage based on prior training & experience 4. Collective bargaining agreement effective 8/1/2020

Apprenticeship Program Application

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I certify all the information submitted on this application is true and complete. I understand the discovery of false, misleading, omitted or misrepresented information may cause the rejection of my application or my termination from Mechanics Local 701 Training Fund programs.

I expressly authorize the Mechanics Local 701 Training Fund, its representatives, employees or agents to contact and obtain information from all references (personal and professional), employers, public agencies, licensing authorities and educational institutions and to otherwise verify the accuracy of all written and verbal information provided by me in the application process.

I hereby waive any and all rights and claims I may have regarding the employer, its agents, employees or representatives, for seeking, gathering and using truthful and non-defamatory, in a lawful manner, in the employment process and all other persons, corporations or organizations for furnishing such information about me.

I understand my application remains active for 2 years and, at the conclusion of such time, a new admission application will be required. In consideration of my acceptance in the training program, by electronically signing below, I agree to conform to the published policies and procedures of the Mechanics Local 701 Training Fund.

The Mechanics Local 701 Training Fund is a U.S. Department of Labor supervised 501(c)(3) ERISA trust fund. Participating Organizations and Associations include: IAWAM Automotive Mechanics Local 701. New Car Dealer Committee, Mid-America Regional Bargaining Association and the Northern Illinois Ready Mix & Materials Association.