Auto Body Technician Training Program at NEIT

Warwick, RI 02886

Posted: 08/02/2022 Industry: Manufacturing/Warehouse Job Number: 3119

Job Description

Skills for Rhode Island’s Future (Skills RI) is actively recruiting training participants for the upcoming Auto Body Technician training program at New England Institute of Technology in Warwick, RI.

TRAINING: Auto Body Technician training program

LOCATION: 110 Access Road #65, Warwick, RI 02886

TRAINING PROVIDER: New England Institute of Technology

START DATE: 9/12/2022

END DATE: 1/12/2023

SCHEDULE: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM; Monday through Thursday (20 hours per week)


TOTAL RECRUITMENT: 15 candidates

The Auto Body Technician program (ABTECH) is a free, 18-week training program that prepares participants for in-demand careers as Auto Body Technicians. Training includes 360 hours of education delivered through a 50/50 lecture/lab format and a 35-hour internship where participants will be working with a local collision shop to gain hands-on experience in the field. Upon completion, students will be awarded certificates in all relevant areas of study, as well as 27 college credits. This extensive, free training program was designed collaboratively by New England Institute of Technology and the Auto Body Association of Rhode Island with the end goal of ensuring graduates have the skills and experience to be job-ready upon completion. The training includes the following areas of study: Introduction to Autobody (20 hours), Disassembly Blueprinting and Reassembly (130 hours), Sheetmetal Repair (50 hours), Braking, Steering and Suspension Systems (30 hours), Basic Electricity and Electronics (20 hours), Automotive Computer Diagnostics (20 hours), HVAC (20 hours), and Painting Preparation and Final Reconditioning (40 hours).



  • Rhode Island Resident
  • Unemployed or Underemployed
  • Must be 18 years old
  • High School Graduate or GED preferred, but not required
  • Interest in pursuing Auto Body career pathways
  • Ability to commit to 18-weeks of training
  • Physical Strength & Dexterity required (lifting, bending, crouching, use of tools, precise measurements)
  • Mechanically Inclined / Experience with hand and power tools preferred, but not required
  • Able to pass pre-employment Drug and Background Checks



Applicants interested in this training opportunity will be screened by Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future and the training provider will make the final decisions.


Our mission is focused on supporting unemployed and underemployed job seekers. Our goal is to get you back to work. Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future’ s team will guide and provide you with support throughout the selection process.

Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future has agreements with employers to recruit talent like you, making us a resource to get the unemployed and underemployed job seeker access to work.

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