Affiliated with Kentucky Office of Apprenticeship.



Automotive Technician Specialist Apprentice


EARN as you LEARN!

Gain practical hands-on experience with pay at the local Department of Highways while enrolled in an Automotive or Diesel Technology Program through the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). 






"For young persons just starting out in the world of work, apprenticeship has important advantages. It offers an efficient way to learn skills, for the training is planned and organized and is not hit-or-miss."

           U.S. Department of Labor



Application Process

Complete application and submit by September 15 to Apprenticeship Program Coordinator:  or

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Apprenticeship Program Coordinator
State Highway Engineer's Office
200 Mero Street, 6th Floor East

Frankfort, KY  40622


Get the application HERE.


Program Requirements

  • Two-year program (2000 hours combined schooling and work experience)
  • Four-month probation
  • Satisfactory work ethic
  • Willingness to learn and take direction 






  • 18 years or older
  • Valid driver's license
  • Acceptable Criminal Record Report
  • First-year student enrolled in an Automotive or Diesel Technology Program through KCTCS


Earn a nationally recognized credential in addition to a college degree. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Automotive Technician Specialist Apprenticeship is a registered program that meets national standards for registration with the U.S. Department of Labor and the Kentucky Office of Apprenticeship.  Learn more about the Apprenticeship Program at (our website).



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