The Toyota T-TEN Program, Toyota’s Technician & Education Network, provides top education for students who want to become a Toyota mechanic or a Lexus mechanic. Similar to other specialization programs, the Toyota T-TEN program blends theoretical training in the classroom with practical training in the lab. On top of that, Toyota technician training is accompanied by on-the-job training in a Toyota or a Lexus dealership as an intern.
When you join a program such as the T-TEN, you not only have the mentorship of your instructor, you also have mentorship from your dealer. This helps students to really absorb all the information necessary to become a world-class auto mechanic.
Here are all schools offering the T-TEN program:
Here’s what you can expect to learn in the T-TEN at a Toyota mechanic school:
Just like other specializations, each school will have different qualifications to get into their Toyota Mechanic School as well as the T-TEN program. Below is an example of some qualifications:
Auto mechanics are in high demand all across the nation. Gaining a specialization only helps market yourself and get yourself a higher paycheck. Going through the Toyota T-TEN program gives you great opportunity, Toyota actually did an independent study to find out exactly how much opportunity you’ll get. Below are their findings on job outlook for T-TEN program graduates:
Toyota/Lexus Master Technician
Average Salary: $85,000-$100,000+
Toyota and Lexus Dealers
Need to hire over 1,000 new technicians each year
The average salary for mid-level Toyota technicians is around $55,000 according to Toyota itself. This will vary based upon your location, amount of ASE certifications you earn, and other contributing factors. One of the best parts of the T-TEN program is that many dealerships will pay you while you intern for them through the program. Although it will not be a high paying job, it will be something.
In most cases, the T-TEN is built into an Associate’s Degree. Therefore, you can expect the program to take about 2 years. This all depends on your availability to participate in the classes as well as the internship. Since you are needed to complete 640 hours of experience in a Toyota or a Lexus dealer, this could be elongated.
Fortunately, Toyota has done most of this work for you! Toyota has partnered with community colleges and trade schools, Toyota dealerships, and Lexus dealerships to connect T-TEN students with internships during the program. If you have a dealer you know you want to work with, check with your Toyota mechanic school’s representative to see if they participate in the program.
Although Toyota does not offer scholarships directly to T-TEN students, many other scholarship providers do. Your best bet as an aspiring T-TEN student is to reach out to the Toyota mechanic school you are planning to attend. Many schools offer program specific scholarships including T-TEN scholarships. Along with that, scour the web to find scholarships specific to aspiring auto mechanics such as the Future Mechanic Grant. Check out our scholarships page for more information.
T-TEN stands for Toyota’s Technician & Education Network which provides opportunities for aspiring mechanics. Their goal is to connect students with the right Toyota mechanic school and a Toyota or Lexus dealer to gain the best training possible. Once a student is trained, they do the best they can to get you placed in a Toyota or Lexus dealer to start your career.