WeGo Public Transit Welcomes Apprentice Mechanics
WeGo Public Transit (Nashville, TN) recently hosted a ceremony for its latest group of mechanics joining the WeGo Mechanic Apprenticeship Program, which combines training with a full-time salary and benefits, including health insurance.
“WeGo’s mechanics are vital to our mission. They keep our buses on the road. This program allows us to grow skilled heavy-duty mechanics with expertise in bus mechanical systems,” WeGo CEO Steve Bland said. “They will have great opportunities for advancement once they graduate.”
“It’s a hands-on program taught at WeGo maintenance facilities with participants working on active fleet buses,” according to a press release. “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. The program is a joint effort of the 1235 Amalgamated Transit Union and Davidson Transit Organization/WeGo Public Transit.”
Applicants for the next class can get started by signing up on the WeGo Talent Community page at WeGoTransit.com.
The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (Nashville MTA) and the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee (RTA) are operating bodies of WeGo Public Transit, which serves 26 local bus routes, nine regional bus routes, and one train serving Davidson and Wilson counties.