///    West Virginia Auto Mechanic Schools

The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) has certified eighteen West Virginia auto mechanic schools. These secondary schools, community colleges and technical centers offer programs in automobile and medium/heavy truck maintenance and repair, as well as collision repair and refinishing. The programs offered by auto mechanic schools in West Virginia vary in length and include two-semester certification programs, which might qualify you for a job or translate to college credits, as well as two-year associate degree programs. Or you can enroll in a program through a national online university to work toward a diploma at your own pace.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), West Virginia has the fourth-highest concentration of auto mechanics and service technicians in the country. The state's 4,020 auto repair workers earned a 2009 mean hourly wage of $13.01, or $27,060 annually. Hourly mean wage is reported as higher in the areas around Hagerstown-Martinsburg ($17.17), Cumberland ($14.80) and Charleston ($13.24). Mean hourly wage is slightly lower in the nonmetropolitan areas in the state's southern ($12.88) and north central ($12.84) regions. Mechanics specializing in buses, trucks and diesel engines generally out-earned auto mechanics, with a 2009 mean annual wage in West Virginia of $32,160.

West Virginia NATEF Certified Mechanic Schools
NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) is an independent organization whose mission is to evaluate automotive technician programs against those standards developed by the US automotive industry and recommend those programs in West Virginia which qualify for certification (accreditation) by ASE, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

West Virginia NATEF Certified Diesel Mechanic Schools
NATEF is a not-for-profit organization that evaluates diesel technician training programs in West Virginia against those standards developed by the US diesel industry and recommend those programs which qualify for certification (accreditation) by ASE, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

West Virginia NATEF Certified Collision Repair / Autobody Technician Schools
National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation is an organization that evaluates collision repair programs and autobody refinishing programs in West Virginia against those standards developed by the US automotive industry and recommend those qualifying programs for accreditation by ASE.

West Virginia AYES Affiliated Mechanic Schools
Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) is a partnership incorporating participating automotive manufacturers, dealers, and selected high schools & tech prep schools in West Virginia This partnership designed to encourage young people to consider careers in retail automotive service, and get them ready for entry-level career positions or further studies in automotive technology.

West Virginia Ford ASSET Participating Mechanic Schools
The Ford ASSET program provides its students with on-the-job training at a Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealership in West Virginia and,at the same time, earns them an Associates Degree in Automotive Technology at a local, participating community school.

West Virginia BMW STEP Program Participating Schools
The STEP program at BMW is designed with the purpose of developing a high quality service technician force, to be employed at one of the many BMW centers in West Virginia or elsewhere in North America.


Auto Mechanic Schools in West Virginia:

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