Auto Collision Repair Wrap-up
For release on June 14, 2010
The first class of CNC’s new Auto Collision Repair Technician program wrapped up the year at the end of May.
When students finished the Foundation program, they earned Level one technical training credit and 625 work-based hours credit toward completion of the Motor Vehicle Body Repairer apprenticeship program.
In September, 2009, the Automotive Retailers Association delivered five new roller tool cabinets stocked with tools to the students, worth about $5,000.
“The advantage of this program is that to be a journeyman is a three-year process,” said instructor Byron Hayashi. “If students do this, they can take one year off that process.”
The need for this trade and an aging demographic in the auto body industry lead to offering the program in northern B.C. The 30-week program is designed for beginners and is a portal to get into the industry.
The next intake begins Nov. 8, 2010. For information, call 250-562-2131.