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The type of work that automotive tradespeople do is being transformed. The development and expansion of electric vehicle sales have driven a need for new skills and expertise in automotive repair and maintenance. 

Automotive Industries Association of Canada has joined forces with Conestoga College, Fanshawe College, St. Lawrence College and Plug N’ Drive to offer FREE training programs to develop new expertise and skills in the auto care industry.

The Career Exploration training program consists of a hands-on exploratory experience for automotive industry job seekers to learn to work on a variety of cars with special emphasis on EV and new technologies. Participants may be eligible for supports like work boots, basic tools, safety equipment, reference books, etc. as well as transportation assistance.

The Electric Vehicle (EV) Up-skilling training program is an up-skilling course allowing current licensed automotive technicians and senior level apprentices to develop maintenance and repair skills relating to EVs. 

The Advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) training program is an up-skilling course allowing current licensed automotive technicians and senior level apprentices to master their understanding of ADAS as well as develop maintenance and repair skills relating to ADAS.

What topics will be covered in these programs?

  • Safety
  • State of the art tools and use
  • Diagnostic trouble codes
  • Electric motor controls
  • High Voltage battery introduction
  • Autonomous Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

Career Exploration training program

This program is for job seekers looking to work in the automotive trades. 

This program consists of in-person theoretical and hands-on training led by College instructors for 2-3 days a week. 

The training will take place at the campus of your choice.

  1. Conestoga College, Guelph campus
     
  2. Fanshawe College, London campus
     
  3. St. Lawrence College, Cornwall campus

EV Up-skilling training program​

This program is for current licensed automotive technicians and senior level apprentices employees looking to up-skill their EV competencies. 

This program consists of in-person theoretical and hands-on training led by College instructors for 2-3 days a week. 

The training will take place at the campus of your choice.

  1. Conestoga College, Guelph campus
     
  2. Fanshawe College, London campus
     
  3. St. Lawrence College, Cornwall campus

Advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) training program

This program is for current licensed automotive technicians and senior level apprentices employees looking to master their understanding of ADAS. 

This program consists of in-person theoretical and hands-on training led by College instructors for a total of 16 hours.

The training will take place at the campus of your choice.

  1. Conestoga College, Guelph campus
     
  2. Fanshawe College, London campus
     
  3. St. Lawrence College, Cornwall campus

Am I eligible for one of these trainings?

You are eligible for the Career Exploration training program if you are:

  • 18 years of age or older;
  • a Canadian citizen, Permanent resident or awaiting Permanent resident status;
  • unemployed or underemployed;
  • interested in a career in automotive trades;
  • a resident of Ontario.

You are eligible for the EV Up-skilling training program and the ADAS training program if you are:

  • 18 years of age or older;
  • a Canadian citizen, Permanent resident or awaiting Permanent resident status;
  • currently employed in Ontario as a licensed automotive technician or senior level apprentice;
  • a resident of Ontario.

Interested in one of the training programs?

Please complete the form below to submit your interest in joining a FREE training and to receive more information.







These programs are funded by:

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