Based on your application, you may qualify for either a scholarship or for a direct hire into a company technician development program (or both). After submitting this application, we will be in touch to evaluate next steps within five business days.
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Age -- Applicants must be 16+ years old on the date of starting a training program; legal guardians for any minor applicants must submit additional agreements.
Minimum educational requirements -- NTC jobs and programs require a high school diploma or equivalency, except in cases of exemption. Exemptions may be provided for applicants currently enrolled in and on track to receive a diploma or equivalent credential or in cases in which the lack of a credential does not affect an applicant's ability to secure employment on the basis of NTC training. Regardless of formal credentials, applicants must also attest to English reading and writing at the Minimum Professional Proficiency level (https://careers.state.gov/faq-items/language-proficiency-definitions/) and mathematics capability at a 6th Grade level (https://www.doe.in.gov/sites/default/files/standards/mathematics/grade-6-standards.pdf). Anything under these standards jeopardizes an applicant’s ability to successfully complete NTC training programs.
Minimum physical qualifications -- Most NTC training programs are for physically-demanding jobs. In most cases, for example, diesel technicians must possess the strength, stamina, flexibility, and motor skills required to perform repeatedly a wide variety of tasks. Color vision is also especially helpful in a variety of electrical tasks, including wiring and schematics-reading. If you have any doubts about your ability to meet physical requirements for technical positions, please contact email@example.com.
Minimum technology qualifications -- Most NTC training programs use electronic learning resources, and all programs depend on electronic means of communication. Individuals must agree that they have reliable access to electronic forms of communication (e.g. email), access to high-speed Internet, and basic computer literacy for using Internet browsers.
Background checks -- Justice-involved individuals may apply for NTC programs and are given full consideration. However, applicants with any prior, recorded felony convictions must attach a separate letter of explanation. All adult applicants must be willing to comply with any requests for a background check and agree that the information may be used by the NTC on a case-by-case basis to determine eligibility for NTC programs.
Drug screening -- Applicants must be willing to consent to standard drug-testing methods at any point throughout their training programs and agree that positive tests for illegal drug use may result in expulsion from NTC-affiliated programs and the removal of any associated funding.
Other qualifications -- Applicants must have a valid driver's license and be eligible to work legally in the United States.
- Assaulting, harassing, intimidating, or threatening another individual or group;- Endangering the health or safety of others;- Stealing, misusing, destroying, defacing, or damaging NTC property or property belonging to someone else;- Using inappropriate, derogatory, or defamatory language;- Using, possessing, or distributing illegal substances;- Cheating, copying, lying, or any other behavior intended to misrepresent ability, capability, competency, or status;- Using or possessing firearms on NTC grounds.
In addition, all NTC staff and trainees are expected to respect the rights and dignity of all trainees, trainers, and staff regardless of such characteristics as age, color, disability, ethnicity, sex, gender, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or Veteran status. The NTC will not exclude from participation in its programs or activities on the basis of arbitrary considerations of any of these characteristics.
By submitting this application, no obligation exists on your part to pursue training programs with the National Transportation Center and the National Transportation Center is not required to offer training to you. We are not a placement agency and do not offer or guarantee employment with any of our partners.