How can this online training be used for employment or advancement?

When students complete the training, they will have a good understanding of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) as well as everything that leads up to performing a successful ADAS calibration. For employment purposes, students will acquire the knowledge of basic electrical, scan tool operation, tire pressure monitoring systems, supplemental restraint systems, suspension system components, alignment geometry, and performing calibrations. Students that complete the training will be more employable in the Texas Workforce Commission and Department of Labor coded fields of:
49-3021.00 Automotive Body and Related repairs
49-3023.00 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

Existing technicians will gain the ability to demonstrate their newly acquired skills to their employers, which will make them more valuable in the shop environment.

This certification can also be used as a steppingstone to apprenticeship programs. On the Road Garage and other automotive repair entities offer paid apprenticeships. This training would be beneficial to being accepted into such programs.

What are the income guidelines for eligibility?

To be eligible for the online training, you must submit your application via the On The Road Garage website. The course is for people who are unemployed, furloughed or eligible by income. Low-income individuals who do not qualify as unemployed but want to improve their skills are also eligible for the training.

Is the program just for 18 year olds?

No, you must have turned 18 in the year 2020, but you can take the training if you are 18 years old or older.

Is prior experience required? If so, how much?

No prior experience is required. If you have an interest or experience in automotive mechanical or electrical repair, this training will enhance your education in this field.

I noticed the application asks about citizenship. Is this a requirement?

If the Texas Workforce Commission rules a non-citizen eligible for this training, we will provide it.

Is registration with Texas Workforce Commission required?

The Texas Workforce Commission has approved our technology training. Each person who applies must be approved as eligible by their local Workforce Development Board before they can take this course. The course is provided at no cost to only three vulnerable groups—unemployed, furloughed and income eligible. Employers or other organizations can pay for individuals to take the course, too. To set up private pay options, please call us at 214-736-4976.

Is this just for Texas participants?

Yes, this first round of training is for Texas residents who are unemployed, furloughed or eligible by income. This training may be made available to other Workforce Development Boards in other states in the future.

The course is described as self-paced. Is there a time limit to complete it?

This is 20 hours of self-paced training. We recommend that students complete the course in two weeks. When finished, students will be awarded a Certification in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Technology.

Is this certification one that can be added to someone’s resume or is this just a participation certificate?

The student will receive a Certification in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Technology for completing 10 lessons equating to 20 hours of training. The certificate will be beneficial when seeking employment in the Texas Workforce Commission and Department of Labor coded fields 49-3201.00 and 49-3023.00. This certification can be used to show upgraded skills for anyone working or seeking work in the mechanical and electrical repair of vehicles.

Are there any restrictions regarding criminal backgrounds?

Although criminal background restrictions may be applied by an employer, completing the course is not restricted in any way by On the Road Garage. In fact, this training is designed to help the hard-to-employ populations in their search for jobs in mechanical and collision repair. The training is available to vulnerable populations including people who are unemployed, furloughed or eligible by income.

Will the training be available in Spanish?

This first round of training is not available in Spanish, but we plan to offer training in Spanish in the future.

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