Automotive Service Technicians repair, adjust and replace mechanical and electrical parts in automobiles and light trucks. They repair damaged components and perform preventative maintenance, inspect completed work and test that the vehicle's performance meets required standards. Technicians must communicate effectively with customers to explain service needs, provide advice on general vehicle conditions and future repair requirements.
Indentured apprentices combine on-the-job training with formal classroom technical skills at NWCC to earn journeyperson classification. Students receive provincial apprenticeship curriculum pertinent to the apprenticeship level in which they are enrolled. Upon successful completion of all four apprenticeship levels and appropriate time in the trade, the student may be eligible to write the Inter-provincial exam in Automotive Service Technician.
Notice to Apprentices
If you are an unemployed apprentice or if your employer is anticipating a slow down in work consider taking your next two levels of technical training back-to-back. Trades learners are encouraged to enhance their employability by enrolling in Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 1 and other Workforce & Industry training courses. OFA and Workforce & Industry training courses are scheduled throughout the year at NWCC.
For more information about apprenticeships in British Columbia visit the Industry Training Authority at www.itabc.ca