Porsche Technician Apprenticeship Program Hits Milestone
Aug. 9, 2019—The Porsche Technology Apprenticeship Program (PTAP) reached its 20th anniversary on Friday.
There are over 1,100 Porsche technicians in 191 dealerships across the country.More than one third are graduates of the program. The majority of PTAP aspirants have already completed the Automotive Technology curriculum from the Universal Technical Institute.
PCNA and dealerships invest in technician training in parallel to the manufacturer's model lineup expanding from combustion engines to include hybrids, and soon the fully electric Taycan, and the required skill set for technicians has grown accordingly.The purpose of PTAP is to create a foundation of brand commitment and knowledge that will help serve customers.
Students are taught by Instructors that are also Porsche Master Level Technicians, and a typical day in PTAP begins at 7 a.m. in one of three different locations: Easton, Pa., Eastvale, Calif., and the PCNA headquarters in Atlanta.