Apprentice Articles

New Ontario resource for apprenticeship

New Ontario resource for apprenticeship

The Support Ontario Youth Program helps automotive service technician apprentices, and employers, succeed on their journey. A conversation with Melanie Winter, program director for the Motive Power section of Support Ontario Youth. Everyone at the shop level in the...

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DieHard EV launched

DieHard EV launched

(SPONSORED CONTENT) Carquest Canada has launched the DieHard EV with xEV by Clarios12-volt batteries designed specifically for hybrid and electric vehicles. DieHard EV is available exclusively through Carquest and supporting dealers. DieHard EV batteries are...

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B.C. auto students get hands-on with hydrogen fuel cell

B.C. auto students get hands-on with hydrogen fuel cell

The Vancouver Community College's Automotive Service Technician program now has a Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle to boost their training. In an arrangement with Toyota Canada, VCC took possession of one of the first FCEVs made for the Canadian market – the Toyota Mirai....

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Lytton Greenfield. Vancouver, B.C. Red Seal Candidate

Lytton Greenfield. Vancouver, B.C. Red Seal Candidate

One of the many challenges that the aftermarket has is attracting and retaining apprentices. Indie Garage recently caught up with Lytton Greenfield of Vancouver, B.C.,  an apprentice working toward his Red Seal certification. He was good enough to provide some...

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Earn Customer Trust with Ideal Spark Plugs for GDI engines

Earn Customer Trust with Ideal Spark Plugs for GDI engines

(SPONSORED CONTENT) By Autolite One of the key factors for a shop’s success is its reputation for customer service. While you cannot change the way vehicles and parts are manufactured, you can offer confident recommendations to customers on which parts will work best...

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British Columbia adds $5 million apprenticeship funding

British Columbia has announced additional supports for apprenticeship as the province prepares to implement skilled trades certification. The province has provided $5 million to the Industry Training Authority (ITA) so that more trades workers can start an...

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Ontario announces $90 million for skilled trades

Ontario announces $90 million for skilled trades

Ontario is investing an additional $90 million over three years to further promote the skilled trades to young people. This investment responds to the Apprenticeship Youth Advisors report, which includes several recommendations to help solve the shortage of skilled...

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What apprentices want, and how to deliver

What apprentices want, and how to deliver

According to an Apprentices in Canada ePanel survey conducted by The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum withapprentices from across sectors and regions, features that attract and retain apprentices to anemployer are:• a journeyperson willing to teach• a wide variety of...

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