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Auto Mechanic Apprenticeship Certification in Vancouver

In British Columbia, upon successful graduation of our Auto Mechanic Pre-Apprenticeship program, students may get credit toward their first level of apprenticeship by contacting the Industry Training Authority (ITA). They may also get some hours credited towards their Auto Mechanic Certification (apprenticeship); that determination is to the discretion of their Auto Mechanic Employers. 

This is how the Auto Mechanic Certification (Apprenticeship) works:

  • The Auto Mechanic Certification (Apprenticeship) has 4 levels
  • Each Level is approximately 180 hours of complementary training
  • You will need to complete 6480 workplace hours (approximately 3-4 years)
  • You will need to pass practical assessments and a written exam at each level

In Canada the Auto Mechanic Career is a recognized trade which means that Auto Mechanic professionals, whom have obtained their status of journeymen, are able to obtain a “Red Seal” endorsement on their Certificate of Qualification. They will need to successfully complete an Inter-Provincial Standards Exam and have the correct amount of documented work based hours.

The Interprovincial Standards “Red Seal” provides the ability to Auto Mechanic Journeymen to work in any Canadian Province or territory.

Automotive Mechanic Training Information

Why Choose ATC?

Here are 4 reasons to choose Automotive Training Centre

Smaller classes for better learning outcomes

Flexible schedule: study while you work

Professional real world, industry experienced instructors

Intense hands-on training so you can master your skill set

Rey Bonda Automotive Service Technician

Today is a bittersweet day for me as I leave the Automotive Training Centre and walk into my future.  I attended the Automotive Service Technician Foundation program, and though the 42 weeks seemed long at times, I feel that the training I received and the report I had with my classmates has improved me as a person and a mechanic.

There are many jobs in the industry looking for qualified technicians, and I know that I can be one of them with the skills that I learned here.  I had the best instructor, and all of the staff was helpful, cheerful and I felt always there to assist me in my journey.

As I head into the future of my life, with a new baby on the way, and a great career choice under my belt, I am feeling very trained, skilled, positive and very, very happy.

My best to ATC!

Rey Bonda


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