Career Development

A Place to Grow

Career development is a big deal here at Virginia Tire & Auto. We invest in our employees from day one because we care about them and want to see them succeed. We have a dedicated Learning & Development team focused on helping our team be the best of the best, plus we keep our employees on top of the latest industry technology and repair procedures.

Because we prioritize promoting from within, there are plenty of opportunities to advance or transition in your career at Virginia Tire & Auto. Our hands-on, experiential learning opportunities and innovative online learning platform will help jump-start your career and pave the way to your success.

Sample Courses

Sales 101

Discuss strategies for delivering excellence every day, including understanding how Virginia Tire & Auto’s core values play a critical role in sales, reviewing positive body language and asking diagnostic questions.

Advanced Tire Repairs, Low Profile Tires and Road Force Balancing

Master best practices to prepare yourself for low profile tires and hard-to-find leaks. Learn what Road Force means, how it impacts the driver and how to perform the service.

Management Development: Decision Making

Review intuitive and reasoned processes for making decisions and learn how to avoid barriers to effective decision making.

General Health & Nutrition

Learn about key elements of developing a healthy lifestyle. Course activities include a tour on purchasing healthy options at the grocery store, a session in a gym and much more.


VTA University is a learning platform customized to meet our employees’ individual development needs. From courses on leadership and technical skills to personal and professional development, there’s a course for you on VTAU.

Open to all our employees, classes are offered online and in-person, and new content is added regularly.

Onboarding Program

Everyone starting a new position at Virginia Tire & Auto goes through our Onboarding Program, which is designed to help launch them into their new role.

Associates receive an initial three days of hands-on training at the shop, followed by a 90-day program that includes online lessons, milestones, mentoring and continuous feedback. We’ll make sure you’re set up for success at every point in your career with us.


Education Assistance Program

We believe lifelong learning is a valuable component of personal development for our employees. Plus, when our employees learn and grow, our company’s health and culture improves as well.

Because of this, employees who have been with Virginia Tire & Auto for more than a year are eligible to participate in our Education Assistance Reimbursement Program. We reimburse up to $3,000 per year for job-related courses and degree programs.


Apprenticeship Program

Our Apprenticeship Program provides aspiring technicians with excellent benefits and a path to becoming a flat-rate technician. During the year-long program, apprentices participate in classroom and hands-on courses as well as online classes. They are also paired with an ASE Certified Technician who mentors them and provides a solid foundation of knowledge and skills.

Apprentices are paid a competitive rate that increases with the completion of each ASE. We also cover all ASE testing expenses and offer a loan of up to $2,500 for the purchase of tools.

What you’ll need.
  • A willingness to get your hands dirty
  • The drive to become an automotive technician
  • Integrity, reliability and a desire to always do things the right way
  • The desire to become a successful, long-term member of the Virginia Tire & Auto family
What you’ll do.
  • Work side by side in a bay with a Master Technician for 12 months
  • Learn while you’re being paid
  • Take monthly ASE prep classes
What your classes will cover.
  • Brakes
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Introduction to Engine Repair
  • And More!

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