Auto Collision Repair Technician

This program offers a unique opportunity to earn credits that count towards high school graduation and Level l of your technical trades training with the Industry Training Authority (ITA) .

WHAT DOES AN AUTO COLLISION REPAIR TECHNICIAN DO?

  • repairs, adjusts and replaces sheet metal and allied parts of cars, trucks and buses
  • estimates and calculates vehicle repair costs

WHAT DO I NEED TO START?

  • must be in grade 11 or 12
  • good employability skills
  • a willingness to learn
  • strong interest in entering industry
  • mechanical aptitude is an asset

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

  • post-secondary apprenticeship training
  • without the tuition fee
  • scholarship opportunities
  • 28 graduation credits
  • up to 240 hours of work experience
  • building connections with industry employers
  • Apprenticeship Technical Training Certification Level 1
  • WHMIS Certification and VOC Training
  • student registered with Industry Training Authority (ITA)

WHEN AND WHERE IS THE PROGRAM OFFERED?

  • October – June (9 months)
  • Vancouver Community College (Broadway Campus) Monday to Thursday
  • attend current school on Fridays to complete other courses

HOW DO I REGISTER?

  • submit an application package
  • participate in a program interview

Jason Sherle

Jason Sherle

Jason Sherle and his brother were always intrigued by cars – and making a living working with cars was always top of mind. The Auto Collision Repair Program was the perfect fit and he excelled, winning skills awards locally, provincially and nationally. He had a choice of companies willing to take him on as an apprentice after graduation in 2015. He particularly enjoys perfecting his craft, working on high-end vehicles like Lexus and BMW.
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For more information,
Contact your School Career Advisor
or email CareerEducation@sd41.bc.ca