Become a Student

Our program EQUIPS you with the skills and tools you need to start a fulfilling career.

At Equip Skills Center, we don’t just teach technical skills. We challenge you to grow as a person and become a positive influence on the job and in your community.

What you get at
Equip Skills Center:

  • On-the-job training and mentorship
    under experienced mechanics
  • Field trips, job shadowing
  • Connections to job placement
    opportunities throughout Columbus

Your Road to Success


Introduction to Auto Repair

Learn the basics of automotive repair while making friends in this fun, 6-week, hands-on class.


Intermediate Auto Repair

Learn about shop safety, tools, major components of a car and assemble and disassemble an engine in this 10-week class.


Advanced Auto Repair

This in-depth class will prepare you for an entry-level position in an automotive shop. The class focuses on character development and soft skills in addition to technical training.

If mechanic work isn't for you, check out Introduction to Detailing

A 6-week class where you will learn how to detail the inside and outside of a car. Great for entrepreneurs who want to start their own business!

Classes are held at one of two
Equip Skills Center locations:

620 Oakland Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43214,
or 40 Chicago Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43222.


To become a student, call Equip Skills Center at 614-237-7300
or fill out the the form below and we will contact you.

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  • "I didn't see myself getting a really good-paying job until going through the program and seeing that automotive technicians can make good money. The automotive field is a way a lot of kids can see a future for themselves." Former student, now an automotive technician at a local dealership

  • "I've always wanted to be able to work on cars.
    I really like working with my hands." Former student

  • “Equip Skills Center is a safe place that I can come to and feel valued and not made to feel different, like at school. I really like working
    with everyone, they are fun.” Student

  • “I’ve been in this industry for more than 30 years and find the mission and foundation of Equip Skills Center to be a refreshing take on automotive training. They have taken the automotive field and unveiled it to the youth of today in a way that has sparked interest and opened up doors to the profession.”
    Industry Professional

  • “At Equip’s automotive program, I was able to learn about automotive work but I learned about myself as well. I also met new and wonderful people to talk to.” Former student