Benefits to joining Tech Pathways

  • Debt-free opportunity to be trained in a reliable career path
  • Knowledge of general automotive maintenance and required skills
  • Professional interpersonal relationships

Students should be willing to commit to the program before the beginning of their senior year. Guidance counselors and school administrators are welcome to pass on this information to interested students.

For more information on the Tech Pathways, please email

FAQs for Parents

  • Fundamental skills and knowledge required for automotive repairs and maintenance
  • Professional interpersonal relationships
  • Living out the HAT mission, vision and values

The program costs nothing to the student.  Hanover Auto Team is covering the cost of instruction.

Tools will be provided to the students while they are participating in the program.  It is an industry norm for technicians to purchase their own tools and boxes.  Therefore, students will be advised on when and what to purchase at the appropriate time. 

The first year of the program will be spent more on classroom time (approximately 300 hours), but each segment will include a hands-on shop activity. In year two,  the apprentice will work fill-time with a mentor for 2,000 on-the-job training hours as they continue to build their skill-set.

The goal of Tech Pathways is to equip students with the required skills to begin working in the automotive industry as certified technicians. Qualified service technicians are in very high demand. The automotive industry has lost many technicians as they have aged out of the workforce. Our training program seeks young adults in our local community who are looking to enter the workforce immediately following high school. Once the training is completed, program graduates will have the opportunity to become full-time employees of Hanover Auto Team with competitive pay and many opportunities for growth.

During the first year of the program (senior year of high school), students will spend 2 hours per day in a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on training. Most high schools will be giving credit for the time spent in the program.

Upon successful completion, the students will  have three certifications: Pennsylvania safety and emissions inspection certifications as well as ASE certification for general duty and light maintenance.

Learn more about who is teaching by visiting the About Us page.