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Important information for apprentices
Polish up your career. This program is for the working auto glass installation apprentice currently working in the automotive collision repair industry or who wants to return to the industry with an increased, comprehensive skill set. Auto glass installation training at VCC is designed to meet the needs of both the apprentice and industry by providing a comprehensive and up-to-date training experience.
|Start||Length||Credentials||Campus||Part- or Full-time|
|Jan||3 weeks||VCC Transcript||Broadway||Full-time|
Students train in classrooms and auto body labs in VCC's facility at the Broadway campus. Instruction is provided through lectures to introduce theory and demonstrations to illustrate practical application of the theory. Students then have ample opportunity in the automotive labs to apply their skills and to demonstrate their knowledge. The college supplies tools and coveralls while the apprentice is a student at VCC. Students must supply their own safety equipment.
An apprenticeship is a system of training that combines work-based training with periods of formal practical and theoretical education. This theoretical instruction is provided by an approved training college or facility. Typically, apprentices take a short break from their employment once a year to complete their training. When an apprentice successfully completes a training program and attains the required number of work-based hours, he/she earns a certificate or ticket, and becomes a journeyperson in his or her trade.
For additional information about the program, call 604.871.7041 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Service Canada, apprenticeship program office
4279 Canada Way (at Gilmore)
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
This program welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Program options for international students can be found at VCC International.
As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.
Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.
Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.
Students must be registered with the Industry Training Authority (ITA) as an Apprentice and have received an ITA Identification number.
To determine whether you qualify for apprenticeship training consult the Industry Training Authority.
New apprentices who have successfully completed an ITA approved training program can apply to the Industry Training Centre for credit towards the work-based and technical training requirements of their apprenticeship. Often, successful completion of a trades program or pre-apprentice program significantly reduces the work-based and/or training hours required for the trade.
Fees and Other costs
|Application Fee||No Fee|
|Student Union Fee||$55|
|College Initiative Fee||$5|
|U-Pass Fee||$41 per month|
For book lists and prices, check Bookstore.
Love cars? Auto collision, refinishing and service techs are in demand. Jump-start your career with VCC's hands-on training programs.
VCC has been a leader in hands-on transportation trades training for more than 50 years, giving graduates the skills to succeed in a demanding job market. Work on real cars in our auto body and auto service shops, and get the skills you need in as little as five months.
Automotive collision repair
Automotive refinishing technician
Automotive service technician
Come for a tour to see our shops, talk with instructors and see the training that regularly earns VCC students top honours in regional skills competitions.
Evening info sessions
Automotive collision and automotive refinishing also holds evening info sessions. Sign up here for evening sessions.
Join us at VCC's Broadway campus, 1155 East Broadway at Glen Drive, across from VCC/Clark SkyTrain station.
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