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Becoming an Auto Technician after Military Service

As a military veteran, you’ve acquired real-world experience and skills during your time in uniform. Put what you’ve learned in regards to technical training, leadership, teamwork, integrity and global awareness to work for you by becoming a certified auto mechanic with help from NYADI The College of Automotive and Diesel Technology.

About the Auto Tech Industry

Many skills learned during your time in the military easily transfer to the automotive technology industry. For instance, let’s say you were a track vehicle repairer in the U.S. Army. You would have needed to perform both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on track-laying and wheeled vehicles, material handling equipment and even power generation equipment. An automotive technician would use many – if not all – of these skills on a regular basis.

By definition, automotive service technicians inspect, maintain and repair automotive vehicles and light trucks. They may also overhaul systems, like the powertrain, suspension and steering components. According to the BLS Occupational Handbook, growth for jobs in the auto service industry is expected to rise 6% between 2016 and 2026, making this a prime field for new entrants.

Get the Training You Need

Want to become an automotive service technician? As a military vet, you have access to an array of programs that can help you achieve your goals.

After serving, you likely have one or more GI Bills®. Use these educational benefits to help finance your education, whether you choose a degree-producing or non-degree program. Fortunately for you, NYADI is a military-friendly school that accepts GI Bill® benefits.

In addition to GI Bill benefits, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) also reimburses veterans for certain licensing and certification test fees, including ASE certifications. Use the WEAMS License/Certifications Search to find all eligible licenses and certifications.

There is also a wealth of scholarships and grants available for military veterans to help cover the costs of education and training. Make sure to explore all your options to see if you qualify.

Ready for Your Next Challenge?

Make use of the skills you learned in the military by pursuing a future as a certified auto mechanic. Contact an admission advisor at NYADI today to learn more about your VA benefits, and get started on the track toward a rewarding career in the automotive technology industry.

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