Newgate School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology offer free programs or courses in auto repair or auto mechanic training, as of 2015. Residents of states with free community college tuition receive free training at qualifying institutions, such as Nashville State Community College.
Newgate School provides a free training program for auto body repair that couples work with training. It also has a paid apprenticeship program for students to cultivate specialized skills. Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers free classes online for small engine repair, such as Machines and Materials, How and Why Machines Work, and Design and Manufacturing. These online classes have videos of lectures, notes, assignments and exams to complete at the individual pace of the student.