Workforce development creates jobs, opportunity, and equity

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2020

“Life-changing.” That’s what a group of mechanics says about working for the region’s largest transit provider.

The Metro Transit Technician Training Program puts job seekers on a path to a good-paying job with a paid internship, job and skills training, and support for an educational degree.

“The program has been extremely successful,” said Matt Dake, Director of Bus Maintenance. “Metro Transit needs highly skilled technicians, and eligible applicants need access to better paying jobs and opportunities.”

The program was launched in 2015 and has received state and national recognition for its achievements. To date, 29 participants in the job training program have graduated to become full-time mechanics. Hear their stories for yourself!

Learn about a mother-daughter mechanic duo who began their new careers together.

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