Tropicana Employment Centre (TEC)

Auto Body & Collision Damage Repairer 310B

Pre-Apprenticeship L-1

The Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer 310B Pre-Apprenticeship L-1 Program is tuition free, as it is funded by the Government of Ontario, and is designed as a stepping-stone to finding a full apprenticeship for its participants. This program runs for 30 weeks; the in-class portion runs from April to August, and the work placement runs from September to November.

Eligibility:

  • 18 to 30 years of age
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada (with social insurance (SIN) card)
  • OSSD (Grade 12 diploma) or equivalent
  • Must be able to commit to 30 weeks of training

Career Opportunities for Graduates:

  • Auto Body and Collision Technician Apprentice
  • Auto Collision Damage Estimator
  • Service Advisor
  • Parts Technician Apprentice

Program Details:

  • 6 weeks academic upgrading TDSB/ESU & Pre-employment training
  • Level-1 apprenticeship training
    • 12 weeks technical training at Centennial College, Ashtonbee Campus
    • 12-weeks paid work placement at a body shop
  • Free toolkit and course materials
  • Free TTC Presto Pass during in-class school session
  • An opportunity to earn the Tropicana’s Student Success Scholarship

Requirements:

To submit an application you must be 18 to 30 years old at the time of your application, and will require the following:

  • High School Transcripts, Equivalency Certificate, or High School Diploma (OSSD or GED) or Equivalent
  • Resume (include volunteer work)
  • 3 non-relative references

If accepted, you will need to provide the following before starting the program:

  • SIN Card
  • Valid driver’s license

Submission Instructions and Deadline:

The 2022 intake is now closed for applications. If you wish to be notified when applications open in 2023, please complete the form on this page.

    Application form