Apprenticeships

On September 4th, 2018, the Fleet Management Apprenticeship Program was launched in partnership with District 5 Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson and Georgia Piedmont Technical College. The County initially funded two paid positions but has continuously expanded its commitment, approving 8 fully-funded apprenticeships in 2021.

Students in the program undergo up to 2 years (depending on prior experience) of rigorous training, including 6 months of cross-training in all shops before focusing on specialized training in one shop -- Body, Automotive, Fire Rescue, Heavy Trucks or Heavy Equipment. Each student who completes the full 2-year program has work experience that (1) fulfills minimum requirements and (2) provides solid preparation for competing against other applicants for advanced Technician positions (Regular/Permanent status) in DeKalb County.

To participate in the apprenticeship program, an applicant must:

  • Be enrolled in Georgia Piedmont Technical College or other partnering technical college in the local area;
  • Be registered and currently attending classes in an automotive program; and,
  • Meet all other DeKalb County employment requirements.

If you or someone you know is interested in the program, contact your school administration or career counseling office for further information.

Apprentice polishing a repair to car fender
police cruiser on rack in shop
technician inspecting heavy truck

 

Regular Employment

Fleet Management is always on the lookout for well-qualified mechanics, especially those trained to work on heavy duty vehicles or heavy equipment. Click on the following link or scan the QR code to go to DeKalb County’s Employment Opportunities page. Mechanic working on heavy truck engine
https://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/human-resources/employment-opportunities https://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/human-resources/employment-opportunities)

 

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