The New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers (NJ CAR) launched the Automotive Technician Apprenticeship Program (A.T.A.P.) in 2019 to address the ongoing shortage of skilled automotive technicians in New Jersey.
A.T.A.P. aims to improve technician recruitment, training, retention, and satisfaction throughout New Jersey’s network of 510+ neighborhood new car dealerships. By offering a $15 minimum wage, sponsored job-specific training, a defined career path, and opportunity for advancement, A.T.A.P. hopes to drive more individuals to consider a career as an automotive technician.