Advanced Manufacturing & Transportation Apprenticeships of California

Do you want to turbocharge your career? Are you looking for advancement potential and better earnings?

AMTAC and our partners have a 20 Year history certified by the State of California, the US Department of Labor and many of California’s best companies.

We offer programs for machinists, CNC setup and operators, tool & die makers, mold-makers, maintenance machinists, automotive body, automotive mechanic, automotive painting, automotive repair and related skill sets. These skills are in demand throughout Northern California by hundreds of well-known employers .

The need for highly-skilled technicians in many industries, including: Aerospace, Electronics, Instrumentation, Public Utilities, Automotive, Medical Devices, Industrial and Energy means your career has a bright future!

Check out the map below for a location near to where you work or live.

Earn while you learn

Whether you’re just starting out after a high school diploma – making a career change or just want to improve your skills and pay/advancement – a certified apprentice program is a proven option.

AMTAC offers 2yr and 4yr work-study programs.

You work full-time for your employer during the day and take 4 hours per week on average of evening instruction to complete 2,000 hours of work and about 144 hours of class and shop instruction each year .


 California’s best companies

Apprenticeships through AMTAC – and our partner organizations (California Tooling & Machining Unilateral Apprenticeship, and Northern California Automotive & Machinist Joint Apprenticeship) – are paid by their non-union Employer or their union Trust – upon qualification of the apprentice.

For a limited time – AMTAC will offer to REIMBURSE  Qualifying Employers (Contra Costa, Alameda Counties ONLY) your FIRST YEAR tuition, fees, and books (up to $500)


Advance Your career now!

Get started today! Talk with your employer, check out the locations below and use the tabs above to begin the enrollment process.

Through the years, more than 400 apprentices have completed programs through the sponsorship of 200 of California’s best employers.

Most Community Colleges require registration for upcoming Semester or Quarter courses at least 90 days prior – and classes do fill up. Use the ‘ Enroll Online ‘ tab above to find your program.


Find a Program Near You


Enrollment process

  • Talk with your employer
  • Choose an Automotive or Machinist Program
  • Enroll online for your course
  • Complete your AMTAC forms online (Links above)
  • AMTAC will contact you and your employer

Returning Veteran or Unemployed?

  • Unemployed : If you have a high school diploma and otherwise have qualifying mechanical aptitude and experience – we may be able to help you find employers. Send a cover letter and your resume to:
  • Veterans : Are you a veteran interested in apprenticeships? Send your contact information to Swords to Plowshares  at .

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