T-TEN is a partnership among Toyota, community colleges and vocational schools, and Toyota and Lexus dealerships across the country. Together, they provide state-of-the-art automotive training in both a classroom and dealership setting. As a T-TEN student, you will learn-and earn-in a supportive environment while receiving instruction from factory-trained teachers and guidance from dealership mentors.
Certifications are earned by T-TEN graduates for completing Toyota-designed courses and for passing National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification tests. These certificates are widely recognized within the industry and allow technicians to earn more money and gain increased responsibilities. Certifications vary depending on the program selected.
Once you graduate from the T-TEN program, you will be eligible to pursue a career in a Toyota, Lexus or Scion dealership. Toyota supports the concept of lifelong learning and encourages career progression through educational opportunities and workplace experience. While you will begin as an entry-level technician, through hard work, experience, continued training and achievement of both ASE and Toyota certification, you can advance to higher-level positions.
There are four levels of certified technicians at Toyota. Each successive level requires more education and carries additional responsibilities. Dealerships typically increase pay scales as technicians climb through the levels.
There are three levels of certified technicians at Lexus. Each level requires more education and carries additional responsibilities. Dealerships typically increase pay scales as technicians climb through the certification levels.