Take charge of your career

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 Mentoring Excellence training program is a facilitated live virtual training aimed at shop owners, managers and journey people working in Ontario’s mechanical automotive sector. This training will help you develop foundational human resources knowledge on how to train your own staff within your shop. 

What topics will be covered in these programs?

  • Learn how to attract and retain apprentices
  • Learning about challenges when taking on apprentices
  • Best practices to retain and develop the apprentices

Mentoring Excellence

This program is for current shop owners, managers and journey people looking to bring out the best in your apprentices.

This program consists of facilitated live virtual training led by College instructors for a total of 4 hours.

The training will take place virtually at a set time and date in Winter 2024.

Am I eligible for one of these trainings?

You are eligible for the Mentoring Excellence 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 shop owner, shop manager, licensed automotive technician or senior level apprentice;
  • a resident of Ontario.

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How the program works

  • Members select their departure city from the drop-down menu
    1. Choose Valet or Self-Park where applicable
    2. Enter their outbound and return dates
    3. Click find your rate
    4. The rates will automatically load
    5. Print a copy of the coupon
  • When exiting the lot
    1. Scan the printed Park’N Fly coupon at the Self-Park pay station
  • If members are using a Valet location
    • Hand a copy of the printed voucher to the agent at check-out or give them the discount code 1120313 once the code is entered by the agent the rate will automatically append to the AIA Canada rate program.
  • Discount Code 1120313
  • At check out members simply scan their pre-printed coupon the Valet or Self-Park pay station
  • When exiting the lot
    • Select form of payment
      1. Credit card
      2. Debit card
    • If they have any difficulties simply
      1. Manually enter 1120313 at the pay station and the rate will be applied
    • Scan the Park’N Fly ticket