WeGo Public Transit hosted a ceremony for its latest group of mechanics joining the WeGo Mechanic Apprenticeship Program. It combines training with a full-time salary and benefits, including health insurance.
“I’ve always been interested in fixing stuff myself, but I didn’t really have any mechanical background. This is an opportunity to learn a trade and make a living,” said Brandan Moss, a second-year mechanic apprentice.
“WeGo mechanics keep our buses on the road. This program helps us grow skilled heavy-duty mechanics with expertise in bus mechanical systems,” WeGo CEO Steve Bland said. “That puts the graduates in a solid position for advancement.”
The goal is to advance people into a starting mechanics position at WeGo, offering better pay and room for further advancement. It’s a hands-on program taught in the WeGo maintenance facilities, with participants working on active fleet buses. WeGo recruits a new mechanic apprentice class once a year. To join, applicants must be 18 or older, submit a resume, pass a mechanical aptitude test and complete an interview process.
Applications for the next class will be accepted July 1 through Aug. 10.