Apprentice Program

skilledtradeslogoSkilled Trades jobs offer some of the most rewarding work in the auto industry – both personally and financially.Journeymen (and women) possess specialized skills that are always in demand.

apprentice2 The road to becoming a skilled trades worker at Chrysler begins with the Chrysler-UAW Apprentice Program.

The Apprentice Program is an 8,000-hour program including over 700 hours of training at a local college or university and various on-the-job training assignments. To become a qualified applicant, an individual must submit proof that he or she has completed two semesters of high school or college algebra or geometry, or a combination of both, with a “C” average or better.

When additional training is being planned, current Chrysler employees will be notified by announcements posted in Chrysler facilities. Notices may also be posted at community agencies within a facility’s geographical area to attract qualified external candidates.

If an individual successfully completes the test and meets the required qualification, the candidate will be considered for placement based on their elected trade as openings occur.

There are seven apprentice training classifications:

  • Tool & Die Technician
  • Electrical Technician
  • Mechanical Technician – Machine Repair
  • Mechanical Technician – Millwright
  • Mechanical Technician – Pipefitter
  • Jitney Repair
  • Mechanic Diesel


At this time, no new applications for the Apprentice Program are being accepted.

When this changes, the information will be posted here and on our home page.

For information about the Apprenticeship Program, contact Shawn Fain, UAW, 586.427.4041 or Greg Gomolak, 586.427.4008.