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?
- 28 graduation credits
- 240 hours of work experience
- post-secondary apprenticeship training without the tuition fee
- Apprenticeship Technical Training certification Level 1
- easy transition to Apprenticeship Technical Training Level 2
- connections with industry employers
- Industry Training Authority Individual ID number
- WHMIS certification and VOC Training
WHEN AND WHERE IS THE PROGRAM OFFERED?
- October – June (9 months)
- Vancouver Community College – Monday to Thursday (Broadway Campus)
- attend current school on Fridays to complete other courses
HOW DO I REGISTER?
- submit an application package
- participate in a program interview
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.