Public post-secondary institutions in BC are prepared to welcome new and current students for classes in Fall 2020 through a variety of learning methods while continuing to adhere to public health guidelines.
In addition to their current services for students, institutions are also developing supports to ensure a smooth and successful transition into the new learning methods for their programs.
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Training schedule details provided by the BC Trades Training Consortium (TTC).
Contact VCC for the next opening.
Not ready for an apprenticeship program? These Foundation (Pre-apprenticeship) programs may be of interest:
This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) for:
ITA Source: 'Motor Vehicle Body Repairer (Metal & Paint) (Automotive Collision Repair Technician)' profile.
Motor Vehicle Body Repairers (Metal and Paint) repair, adjust and replace sheet metal and associated parts of cars, trucks and buses.
The program combines technical and work-based training. It generally takes four years to complete.
The technical training is made up of three levels totaling 16 weeks. Levels One and Two are 5 weeks each. Level three is 6 weeks. This block of training is normally delivered through an ITA approved training institution. Sometimes it may also be met through approved training models (distance education, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam.
The work-based training totals 6750 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves about 225 weeks of training.
Note: due to the Pan-Canadian Harmonization initiatives there will changes to this program implemented in 2020. Please review OPSN 2017 016 for details and the update from May 2019.
Training modules are:
Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:
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