Apprenticeship Opportunities at Dynamic Automotive


Learn About Our Programs

Why Apprenticeship?

That’s an easy one. We need highly educated technicians to maintain and repair the vehicles of today and tomorrow. Apprenticeship is a tool that helps us do just that. The Automotive repair industry needs new blood to fill in the gaps from an aging labor force that is starting to retire. We have partnered with the State of Maryland to create our apprenticeship programs that run consecutively, laying out a career path from day one.

A big problem for us was getting young minds and their parents interested in the automotive field. It’s a stereotype that this is a dirty industry and you cannot make a good living doing this. Nothing could be further from the truth. There are more lines of computer code in today’s car than in the F35 strike fighter, a lot more. The most advanced military aircraft has 35 million lines of code. Today’s new vehicles have three times that. You need continuing education to be able to repair and diagnose these complex systems. These Apprenticeship programs help to do just that.

We have implemented both the Youth and Registered Apprenticeship programs to create a clear career path for our apprentices. We wanted a path that can start in High School and transfer into college/mentorship and continue to build year after year with their education.

A student can start with us in the Youth Program during their junior or senior years of high school. This program allows them to earn credit for school while working and learning with us. “Earn while you learn.” We have a guided path laid out to give experience and knowledge to the apprentice while working. It’s a great way to see if this industry is for you.

Our Registered Program is much more in-depth and structured to promote growth and learning in an automotive career. We have a three-year plan that is a real career path that lays out which colleges classes they will attend, hours they will work, and even when and how much their compensation will be out in front of them.

After completion, the learning never stops. The plan is to place the apprentice in one of our multiple locations, working alongside our team of experienced ASE Certified Technicians. It’s a great environment and culture to develop into a top-tier technician. Training will continue indefinitely in this profession. Vehicles change every day, and we need to stay at the cutting edge of that technology. Apprenticeship is not designed to create a job….it’s intended to foster a career.

Youth Apprenticeship

  • Earn and Learn “on the job experience”
  • Entrance to an Automotive Repair & Maintenance Career
  • Gains awareness and experience in the industry
  • Structure on learned content
  • Receive extra credit for work
  • Able to leave school early to get to work
  • Available to Junior and Senior students
  • Up to a 2-year program

Registered Apprenticeship

  • 3-year program
  • 2,000 hours of work (minimum)
  • Apprentice will be paired with a Mentor
  • 144 (minimum) hours of class room instruction via Community Colleges of Baltimore County (CCBC), Catonsville or Montgomery College (MC)
  • Free Education
  • Dynamic Automotive will pay the tuition with books and fees up front
  • Maryland Business Works (MBW) will reimburse half after successful completion of each class
  • If Apprentice stays for 1 year after successful completion of class, Dynamic will pay the second half
  • If Apprentice leaves before that year, they pay prorated amount
  • Classes are for Credit and can be used towards a degree

Registered Apprenticeship FAQ

Yes, Apprentices start working from day one with incremental wage increases as they become more proficient.
Registered Apprenticeship training is distinguished from other types of workplace training by several factors: (1) participants who are newly hired (or already employed) earn wages from employers during training; (2) programs must meet national standards for registration with the U.S. Department of Labor (or federally-recognized State Apprenticeship Agencies; (3) programs provide on-the-job learning and job-related technical instruction; (4) on-the-job learning is conducted in the work setting under the direction of one or more of the employer’s personnel; and 5) training results in an industry-recognized credential.
Apprentices earn competitive wages, a paycheck from day one and incremental raises as skill levels increase.
When we are accepting applications for a Registered Apprenticeship position, we will post the job on our website, local workforce services, and Maryland Department of Labor. When we are accepting applications you can go directly to our career page to fill out the application, ensuring to click the box that you are applying for an apprenticeship position.
Today, most Registered Apprenticeship opportunities include on-the-job training, and classroom instruction provided by apprenticeship training centers, technical schools, community colleges, and even distance learning. Often Registered Apprenticeship sponsors work directly with community colleges that ultimately provide college credit for apprentice.
After completion of an apprenticeship program, the apprentice earns a nationally recognized credential from the Department of Labor that is portable and stackable. Additionally, an apprentice, along with earning a paycheck throughout the apprenticeship, is also elevated to journeyworker status that leads to increased pay and upward career opportunities.
When we are accepting applications for a Registered Apprenticeship position, we will post the job on our website, local workforce services, and Maryland Department of Labor. When we are accepting applications you can go directly to our career page to fill out the application, ensuring to click the box that you are applying for an apprenticeship position.
The Youth Apprenticeship Program is for Junior and Seniors in High School. The Registered Program is for after high school and the apprentice will attend college classes.
When we have openings they will be posted. Youth Apprenticeship and Registered Apprenticeship will be posted on our website, local work force services and Maryland Department of Labor for 30 days.
They are for Credit and can be used towards a degree.
In the Registered Apprenticeship Program, you receive increased on a yearly basis throughout the 3 years program. These increases represent the minimum amount of compensation. Some ways to make more is the passing of ASE Certification and becoming a Maryland State Inspector.
Which classes you take depends on which college you attend. See the full list below of the classes included in the program.

Gain real-life experience

Discover Your interest

Acquire new skills

Earn while you learn

Boost your confidence

Work towards a career

The cost of the college classes are covered by Dynamic Automotive. If you stay at least one-year after the completion of the class, you owe nothing. If you leave in less, then a year you pay a prorate amount for that class.
It is a commitment to join these programs but if you decide it is not for me you can leave. The Youth Program you just need to let us know and the Registered Program you will need to meet the 1-year education commitment. If not, you pay back the prorated amount of the class.
You are given regular reviews and a yearly Road Map Review to discuss your progress.