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The Automotive Service Technician Pre-Apprenticeship is a tuition-free transportation program funded by the Government of Ontario that is designed as a transition step to finding an apprenticeship.
You will receive preparation for working in the automotive industry, earn Level One Automotive Service Technician training, receive assistance in finding a short work placement and get on-the-job experience in Canada.
The Automotive Service Tech Pre-Apprenticeships program consists of three phases:
- Phase One - Introductory Skills (12 weeks from March to June): Offers preparation for automotive training, job readiness skills, workplace communications, technical writing and mathematical skills required for use in the transportation field.
- Phase Two - Technical Skills (12 weeks from June to August): Introduction to Automotive Service Technician Level One 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 have learned.
- The in-school training is 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 complete the requirements for both Level One of the in-school apprenticeship curriculum and paid work placement.
- As part of your Automotive Service Tech Pre-Apprenticeship training, you obtain communication and mathematical upgrading skills, and job readiness skills that are industry specific.
- You enjoy a paid work placement opportunity with a reputable automotive shop.
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter 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