About this Apprenticeship
- Length:3 Years
- Class Location:Welland Campus
- Starts In:Fall
- Credential:Certificate of Apprenticeship
- School of:Trades
Our apprentices complete about 720 hours of college instruction and approximately 4 years of on-the-job training as paid trainees.
This program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.
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- Ontario Secondary School Diploma, or Grade 12 equivalency, and
- Employment in the trade
With this apprenticeship, you could be a...
- Automotive service technician
- Automotive appraiser
- Parts manager
- Service manager
- Automotive mechanical Installer
- Light-duty service technician
- Motor vehicle inspector and tester
Why Study at Niagara College?
- More than three decades of apprenticeship in-school training experience.
- Outstanding levels of student satisfaction.
- State-of-the-art facilities for your practical experiences.
- Small class sizes where you will receive individual attention from the professor.
- Student support system which includes counselling and financial aid.
You are well-suited to this program if you:
- Enjoy an active, hands-on approach to learning
- Have or are interested in developing strong customer service and communication skills
- Think analytically and have strong observational skills for problem solving
- Enjoy working both independently and as part of a team
- Have basic knowledge of math fundamentals
The students I have hired as graduates or current students have always shown that they have the knowledge and training needed to excel in the automotive service trade. The work ethic and skills that are taught at the NC Motive Power programs are valuable to myself as the employer and the student. Hiring…from Niagara College has always been a win/win situation for both myself and the student. When hiring, a Niagara College student/graduate has, and will continue to be my first choice
The Benefits of Apprenticeship
- The Province of Ontario is facing a large shortage of skilled labour.
- A certified journeyperson earns a good wage.
- Approximately 18 per cent of skilled workers are self-employed.
- There is, and will continue to be, a demand for highly qualified, highly skilled tradespeople.
- Majority of tuition for the in-school training is paid for by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.