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Job Expectations for Porsche Mechanics

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Porsche was founded in 1931 by Ferdinand Porsche, and is headquartered in Stuttgart, which is located in southern Germany. Porsche specializes in some of the most luxurious sports cars in the world and are renowned for style, quality workmanship, and excellent performance. Porsche is the largest racecar manufacturer in the world today.

Annual sales of Porsche's high-end cars have topped 36,000 in each of the past two years and have a steady upward growth projection. Over the last decade, Porsche has already quadrupled its annual sales. Their entry into the electric-powered market, with an electric version of their most popular model, the Porsche 911, is expected to meet with overwhelming demand.

A great way to get started is to get a well-rounded education coupled with some practical, hands-on experience in a related field. Start with a basic education in auto mechanics, offered at many high schools, and progress to a Porsche-specific program. While working on education, find a part-time or summer job at a parts store, a dealership, or an auto repair shop and get familiar with customer service, machinery, tools, job requirements and routine, even if not actively working as a repair technician.

Porsche mechanics make higher than standard wage due to the specialized training involved. Most Porsche-trained mechanics will work at a dealership, either specifically Porsche or a non-specific luxury car dealer. Some repair shops also specialize in luxury and sports cars. Graduates of the Porsche Technician Apprenticeship Program (PTAP) earn Factory Credentials, which typically takes five to ten years off of the training cycle and puts the student on the fast track for rapid promotion. Each credential represents one course.

A reason to consider working directly for Porsche is the educational opportunity. Porsche has partnered with Universal Technical Institute to develop a Porsche-specific curriculum, which is offered to employees. This program is not available to everyone; in order to qualify a candidate must demonstrate exceptional ability, but it's certainly worth it. This certification belongs to an elite group of mechanic specialists, qualified for positions. Before even being considered for this program, a student must first complete a basic course of study. UTI's Automotive Technology core program takes one year to complete.

 

Universal Technical Institute has nine campuses across the country that offer the education needed to get started on a career as a Porsche mechanic:

 


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Locations

UTI - Avondale, AZ
10695 W. Pierce St.
Avondale, AZ 85323
Toll Free 1-800-510-5845

UTI - Orlando, Florida
2202 W. Taft Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32837
Toll Free 1-800-514-4337

UTI - Rancho Cucamonga, California
9494 Haven Ave.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730-5843
Toll Free: 1-800-508-1658

UTI - Sacramento, California
4100 Duckhorn Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95834-2588
Toll Free: 1-800-508-1153

UTI - Glendale Heights, Illinois
601 Regency Dr.
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Toll Free: 1-877-201-2555

UTI - Exton, Pennsylvania
750 Pennsylvania Dr.
Exton, PA
Toll Free: 1-800-514-3554

UTI - Norwood, Massachusetts

1 Upland Rd. Building 200
Norwood, MA 02062-1546
Toll Free: 1-877-201-2578

NASCAR Technical Institute- Charlotte, NC
220 Byers Creek Rd.
Mooresville, NC 28117-4378
Toll Free: 1-877-201-2597

UTI - Houston, Texas
721 Lockhaven Dr.
Houston, TX 77073-5515
Toll Free: 1-800-510-5072

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