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Truck and Coach Pre-Apprenticeship

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Program Overview

Program Overview

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Centennial College's Truck and Coach Pre-Apprenticeship is a transition step to finding an apprenticeship.

During the tuition-free, Government of Ontario-funded offering, you'll prepare to work in the trucking industry, earn Level 1 apprenticeship training, receive assistance in finding a short-work placement and get on-the-job experience in Canada.

The Truck and Coach Pre-Apprenticeship program, which Centennial College's School of Transportation facilitates, will be presented in three phases:

  • Phase 1 - Introductory Skills: Running for 12 weeks (March-June), this phase will include preparation for truck and coach training, job readiness skills, workplace communications, technical writing and mathematical skills required for the transportation field.
  • Phase 2 - Technical Skills: Taking 12 weeks (June-August) to complete, this will be the Truck and Coach Technician Level 1 training portion of the program, which will cover engines, fuels, electrical, suspension, steering, powertrain, brakes and a course called Introduction to Parts Technician.
  • Phase 3 - Work Placement: Twelve weeks (September-November) in total, during this phase you'll apply your skills to a workplace.


Career Options and Education Pathways

Career Options and Education Pathways

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Program Highlights

  • As part of your School of Transportation training, you obtain communication and mathematical upgrading and job readiness skills that are industry specific.
  • In-school training at the School of Transportation is delivered in state-of-the-art facilities in Ontario's largest transportation training hub.
  • Within 37 weeks, you complete requirements for both in-school apprenticeship curriculum Level 1 and paid work placement.
  • You enjoy paid work placement opportunities with a reputable automotive shop.

Career Outlook

  • Transition step to finding an apprenticeship
  • Preparation for working in the trucking industry
  • Earn Level 1 Technician training

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or General Education Development (GED), or equivalent
  • You must be eligible to work in Canada and obtain an Ontario apprenticeship

Additional Requirements

  • Write an assessment test facilitated by Centennial College
  • Attend an interview (by invite only, based on assessment results)

Safety Requirements

• CSA-approved safety shoes
• Safety glasses with clear lenses and side shields
• Ear plugs
• Appropriate clothing

How to Apply

How to Apply

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