The Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer 310B Pre-apprenticeship (Level 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. Classes run for 30 weeks (April—November).
18 and 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
Parts Technician Apprentice
This program includes:
Free toolkit and course materials
Free TTC Presto Pass during school session
Level-1 apprenticeship training
The Tropicana’s Student Success Scholarship will be awarded to one or more students that demonstrate consistent and progressive academic achievement in the program
12 weeks technical training at Centennial College, Ashtonbee Campus
12-week paid work placement
Submission instructions and deadline:
Classes start on Monday, April 6, 2021, but we will accept new applications until April 30th. Classes run for 30 weeks (April—November).
Download and complete the application and the additional three forms included in the PDF:
Notice of Collection of Personal Information and Consent
Client Release of Personal Information
Once you have completed your application, submit it by email or post (full details are noted below) by the deadline of April 26th, 2021.
BY EMAIL: Submit your completed forms by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Please use the subject line Auto Body & Collision Damage Repairer Pre-apprenticeship.
BY MAIL: Submit your completed forms by regular postal service so they will be received by Tropicana Community Service Employment Centre no later than April 30th to:
Auto Body & Collision Damage Repairer Pre-apprenticeship Tropicana Community Services Organization 1385 Huntingwood Drive Scarborough ON M1S 3J1
You should receive a confirmation email within 2 days of submitting your application by email, or within 14 days when submitting by mail. If you do not receive a confirmation notice within these time frames, please call 437 918 9249 ext 2090 to follow up. Do not call before the stated waiting period.
Learn more about this program and how it could benefit you by joining us for one of our virtual information sessions.