Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
The Automotive Service Technician Pre-Apprenticeship is a tuition-free transportation program that's funded by the Government of Ontario and designed as a transition step to finding an apprenticeship.
You'll receive preparation for working in the automotive industry, earn Automotive Service Technician Level 1 apprenticeship training, benefit from assistance in finding a short-term work placement and get on-the-job experience in Canada.
The Automotive Service Tech Pre-Apprenticeship program will consist of three phases:
- Phase 1 - Introductory Skills (12 weeks from March to June): Preparation for automotive training, job readiness skills, workplace communication, technical writing and mathematical skills required for the transportation field
- Phase 2 - Technical Skills (13 weeks from June to August): Introduction to Automotive Service Technician Level 1 apprenticeship topics such as engines, fuels, electrical, suspension, steering, powertrain, brakes and introduction to parts technician
- Phase 3 - Work Placement (12 weeks from September to November): Industry placement to apply what you've learned
- The in-school training will be delivered at the School of Transportation's state-of-the-art facilities at Ashtonbee Campus, which make up the province's largest transportation training centre.
- Within 36 weeks, you'll complete the requirements for both Level 1 of the in-school apprenticeship curriculum and a paid work placement with a reputable automotive shop.
- As part of your Automotive Service Tech Pre-Apprenticeship training, you'll obtain communication and mathematical upgrading skills and industry-specific job readiness skills.
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Career Options and Education Pathways
Career Options and Education PathwaysPrinter Friendly
- Automotive service technician apprentice
- Service advisor
- Parts technician apprentice
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or General Education Development (GED) or equivalent
- Must be eligible to work in Canada and obtain an Ontario apprenticeship
- Write an assessment test facilitated by Centennial College
- Attend an interview (by invite only, based on assessment results)
- English Language Proficiency