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In British Columbia, graduates of a Foundation program need to contact the Industry Training Authority (ITA) to apply for a credit toward their first level of apprentice ship. Graduates can also ask employers for additional credits.

If you are interested in becoming an Automotive Refinisher in British Columbia, you need to be certified as an Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician before you start a Refinishing (Automotive Painter) apprenticeship. Certification involves completion of 1 level of practical assessment and examination and 5,280 work-based hours.

In British Columbia, the Refinishing Prep Technician is a recognized trade with the Industry Training Authority. To be certified, you will need to complete 1,680 work-based hours and 1 level of practical assessment and examination.

In British Columbia, the Auto Body Repair Technician (Motor Vehicle Body Repairer) occupation is a recognized trade with the Industry Training Authority. You will need to complete 6,750 work based hours and 3 levels of practical assessments and examinations to become a Journeyperson.

“The Interprovincial Standards “Red Seal” Program defines an apprenticeship as “An agreement between a person (an apprentice) who wants to learn a skill and an employer who needs a skilled worker — “earning while learning.” Apprenticeship is a proven industry-based learning system that combines on-the-job experience with technical training to produce a certified journeyperson. Upon completion of the specified training period, apprentices receive a Certificate of Qualification. On average, 85% of the apprentice’s two to five years of training is spent in the workplace; the rest is spent at a training institution.”

Apprentices who have obtained status as a certified journeyperson in their Province or Territory are able to obtain a “Red Seal” endorsement on their Certificates of Qualifications by successfully completing an Inter-Provincial Standards Examination and by having the correct amount of documented work-based hours for that trade.

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  • chris-dodigovia
    Chris Dodigovia

    Auto Body Collision Technician Graduate

    Surrey, BC
    Before I went to ATC I fooled around with cars. Once I went to ATC with the instruction that I got it helped me tremendously to expand my knowledge in the auto body and especially…   Read More
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    Crystal Mulack

    Auto Body Collision Technician Graduate

    Surrey, BC
    I chose this career so that when people see my custom work, they will say: "That's Crystal's!" I love what I do. Originally, I wanted to be a mechanic. I had an opportunity to do…   Read More
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    Dean Woloshen

    Auto Body Collision Technician Graduate

    Surrey, BC
    Dean Woloshen I had a great experience at ATC. The instructors were very experienced and excited to be passing on their knowledge to others. What I learnt at ATC helped me open up my own shop where I…   Read More