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Important information for apprentices
Prep for success. This program is for the working auto refinishing prep technician apprentice. Train in classrooms and VCC's well-equipped autobody labs. You will have ample opportunity to practise your skills and to demonstrate your knowledge. Training at VCC is designed to meet the needs of both the apprentice and industry by providing a thorough and up-to-date training experience. Upon completion, apprentices return to the industry with an increased, comprehensive skill set.
|Start||Length||Credentials||Campus||Part- or Full-time|
|Jan||4 weeks||VCC Transcript||Broadway||Full-time|
There is one level of technical training for an auto refinishing preparation apprentice. 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.
VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
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||$10|
|U-Pass Fee||$41 per month|
For book lists and prices, check Bookstore.
We're offering special evening info sessions and tours of our Broadway campus auto shop. See where students learn practical, hands-on skills and talk to faculty about your career opportunities.
Morning info sessions available
We also have info sessions every Tuesday morning. Sign up here for the morning sessions.
Join us at VCC's Broadway campus, 1155 East Broadway at Glen Drive, across from VCC/Clark SkyTrain station.
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