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T-TEN is a world-renowned technical training program with a proven record of placing thousands of Toyota and Lexus certified technicians in well-paid dealership positions.

As a T-TEN student, you will learn-and earn-in a supportive environment while receiving instruction from factory-trained teachers and guidance from dealership mentors. You will graduate from the program with the confidence, skills and certifications needed to launch yourself on a challenging and profitable career. Learn more at: T-TEN.com
Service technicians earn good salaries and benefits. Average annual income for entry-level technicians is $28,000, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association. Skilled, experienced technicians earn an average of $66,000.

Technician pay and benefits vary by market area and from dealership to dealership. Many dealerships offer health insurance, 401(k) plans and other benefits.

Technicians are in demand nationwide. Their skills are portable and can't be outsourced overseas.
Service departments are a crucial part of a dealership. They contain more people, equipment and technology than any other department and typically generate more profits. Skilled technicians are the key to any successful service department.

Technicians usually begin their careers performing basic maintenance, safety inspections and minor repairs. As your skills and experience grow, you will diagnose, repair or replace items such as brake systems, transmissions, heating and air conditioning units and cooling systems. When you become a master technician, you will be able to tackle the most challenging repairs. Along with technical skills, technicians need good communication abilities to work with service advisors, fellow technicians and customers. An eagerness to continually learn and develop skills is also important for success.
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
You need at least a high school diploma or its equivalent to be considered for a dealership technician position. A good record in classes such as math, computers and auto technology is also desirable.

Graduating from a manufacturer-approved program, such as T-TEN, makes you especially attractive to employers. The program provides classroom education and in-dealership experience. It also allows you to start your career with important certifications from Toyota and industry organizations, such as ASE. T-TEN credentials help you get hired and accelerate your career. Click here to see the career path for Toyota and Lexus technicians.
CAREER PATH:
Service Technician > Line / Mid-Level Technician > Master Technician > Assistant Service Manager > Service Manager > Director of Fixed Operations > General Manager

Technicians begin their careers performing entry-level tasks, such as basic maintenance, oil changes, safety inspections and minor repairs. After gaining experience and earning ASE and manufacturer certifications, technicians get upgraded to mid-level technicians with additional responsibilities and higher pay.

Continued education and hands-on experience leads to master technician status. Manufacturers have minimum time requirements to climb from entry-level to mid-level and then to master technician but advancement depends on the ambition and abilities of the technician. Technicians with a solid educational background in a program such as T-TEN typically advance faster. Click here to see career advancement for a Toyota and Lexus technician.
SALARY & BENEFITS:
Service technicians earn good salaries and benefits. Average annual income for entry-level technicians is $28,000, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association. Skilled, experienced technicians earn an average of $66,000.

Technician pay and benefits vary by market area and from dealership to dealership. Many dealerships offer health insurance, 401(k) plans and other benefits.

Technicians are in demand nationwide. Their skills are portable and can't be outsourced overseas.

Did you know: Auto dealerships are major economic engines, providing more than 1.1 million jobs across the country. The typical dealership employs 53 people earning an average of more than $45,000 annually.

MORE ABOUT T-TEN:
T-TEN is a world-renowned technical training program with a proven record of placing thousands of Toyota and Lexus certified technicians in well-paid dealership positions.

Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships across the country need thousands of well-trained technicians to keep up with the demands of their service departments. Toyota created T-TEN to help aspiring technicians get the training they need to quickly fill those positions and begin interesting and rewarding careers.

T-TEN is a partnership among Toyota, community colleges and vocational schools, and Toyota and Lexus dealerships across the country. Together, they provide state-of-the-art automotive training in both a classroom and dealership setting. As a T-TEN student, you will learn-and earn-in a supportive environment while receiving instruction from factory-trained teachers and guidance from dealership mentors. You will graduate from the program with the confidence, skills and certifications needed to launch yourself on a challenging and profitable career.

Earn a Great Income:

Some highly skilled and highly motivated Toyota and Lexus technicians earn more than $70,000 each year. (Source: NADA)

Some highly skilled and highly motivated Toyota and Lexus technicians earn more than $70,000 each year. Experienced technicians earn average annual wages of more than $66,000. Entry-level dealership technicians earn an average of $28,000, according to a 2005 survey by the National Automobile Dealers Association.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, service technicians earn higher wages working in new and used car dealerships than in independent repair shops.

T-TEN helps place students into entry-level dealership positions and also accelerates their career and earning power.

Have Job Security:


Toyota and Lexus dealerships project a need for 22,000 new technicians by 2011. (Source: Toyota)

Toyota and Lexus dealerships project a need for 22,000 new technicians by 2011.

That demand translates into opportunity and job security for T-TEN graduates. Dealerships nationwide have more than 36,000 vacant service department positions available annually, according to an Auto Retailing Today survey. That number will grow as more vehicles are on the road and an older generation of technicians retires. Unlike many other professions, service technicians are not in danger of seeing their jobs outsourced abroad.
Work with Skilled Team:



T-TEN students work at dealerships with the support of a Toyota mentor and other team members.
T-TEN students work at dealerships with the support of a Toyota mentor and other team members.

Dealership internships are a major part of the T-TEN program. Internships match students with experienced technicians who serve as mentors. Students learn technical skills and develop good work habits through their mentor's guidance. Once hired, T-TEN graduates can work as part of a skilled technician team or independently under the continued supervision of an experienced shop foreman to provide for continued skill development along with the camaraderie and satisfaction of working on a dedicated team.

Work with Innovative Technology:


Toyota and Lexus are technology trailblazers.
Toyota is a market leader in sales and a technology trailblazer. Its hybrid system is environmentally friendly and popular with consumers. Other technological advances make Toyota vehicles reliable and fun to drive, and also interesting to maintain and repair. You will use advanced diagnostic and repair tools to work with Toyota technology. View a technology demonstration for some of the systems and problems you will study and master.

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