Get the smart start to your career with our

Technician Development Program

The Technician Development Program (TDP) is a paid 18-month program where we match an entry-level trainee with a skilled mentor to get hands-on experience to become a successful stand-alone body technician. Gerber gives you hands-on instruction on real cars, with real customers, in a real workshop - not a classroom. Share your highly polished skills or get the tools, I-CAR training and certification courses to jump-start your career.

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about TDP

It pays to start today in our
Technician Development Program

Earning while you're learning is a great reason to join our Technician Development Program (TDP). But that's just a part of what you'll take with you. During this unique 18+ month program, you will develop your bodywork skills and continue to challenge yourself to reach the next level. You'll build your knowledge, your confidence and your bank account, all at the same time.

Potential for a
6-figure income in just 5 years!
$7,000 worth of tools and a toolbox
Full-time paid position with benefits
Gradual raises and bonuses
Paid I-CAR certifications

Take the TDP journey:

  • Join Gerber's technician development training program where you work hands-on with a highly skilled mentor.
  • Competitive starting wage
  • Receive full benefits including 401(k) and PTO starting day 1
30 Days
  • Fully stocked toolbox provided
6 months
  • Increase in pay
  • Transition to flat rate pay
12 months
  • I-CAR training
  • Increase in pay
  • Financial incentives
18 months
  • Welding certifications
  • Increase in pay
  • Financial incentives
  • Become a fully certified body technician
  • Ownership of tools after requirements met
Additional opportunities
  • Optional graduate program that provides additional structural training to become an A-level technician
  • Once completed, opportunity to become a mentor and train future technicians

Take the
TDP journey:

  • Start

  • 30 Days

  • 6 months

  • 12 months

  • 18 months

  • Graduation

  • Additional opportunities

Meet our TDP Team

I have no regrets, and I'm happy I followed my heart. I've learned more through the Technician Development Program than anywhere else. I would not consider any other program. Jaslyn, TDP Trainee
(My mentor was) incredibly patient, knows everything and has so much knowledge to spare. Plus working in this shop has been fantastic. I've been at other shops, but this one's the best. Brandon, TDP Trainee, Trainee of the month
One of the things I personally like is the idea that I'm helping these young techs carve out a place in our trade, they will always be able to make an honest living and put a roof over their head. Tim, TDP Mentor, Mentor of the quarter

Let's connect.

We'd love to have you join our TDP program. Fill out the form below and a recruiter will be in touch with you shortly.