Why does the Mechanics Local 701 training cost so much less than other schools?
The cost to train a single, entry-level mechanic is the same for the Fund as it is for community colleges and private, for-profit schools which is $12,500 to $45,000. The difference is, in order to attract and develop the best and brightest talent, the members and employers of Local 701 underwrite the cost of entry-level mechanic training. The expense of entry-level training programs is considered an investment in the future of the industry equally beneficial to the union and employers. In 2022, the union members and employers will award $968,000 in scholarships to participants in Fund training programs.