Apprenticeship Program



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Get paid while you train

Become a mechanic with WeGo Public Transit.
Training to be a mechanic can be expensive. It’s free with the WeGo Apprenticeship Program.

This three-year program is recognized by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development and is a partnership between WeGo and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) to address training needs, mentoring, and credentialing. The hands-on training takes place in the WeGo maintenance facilities with participants working on buses that are part of the active fleet. 

The program combines training with a full-time salary and benefits, including health insurance. The goal is to advance participants into a starting mechanics position at WeGo, with even better pay and room for advancement.

Now taking applications

Applicants must:

  • be over the age of 18,
  • submit a resume,
  • pass a mechanical aptitude test,
  • and complete an interview process.

Get started today


2024 Timeline

WeGo recruits a new mechanic apprentice class once a year. 

  • September 1, 2023 - August 31: Applications accepted
  • July 1 - August 31: Applications reviewed
  • October: Selected candidates begin program

Once accepted to the program, the purchase of a beginner tool set is required to enroll.

For more information, contact Human Resources at 615-880-3991, visit our career page, or email [email protected].