This apprenticeship program provides Auto Body Repairer apprentices with an understanding of the ever-changing automotive technology field. In addition, apprentices gain the technical skills required to use state-of-the-art equipment to properly and profitably repair damaged vehicles. Apprentices attend three 8-week levels of 30 hours per week of in-class sessions. Sixty per cent of class time is spent in theory and 40 per cent learning practical, hands-on skills. In the basic, intermediate, and advanced levels, apprentices learn the different types of body construction, repair techniques and refinishing procedures.
Graduates may be employed as apprentice/journey-person auto body technicians. Opportunities exist in independent collision and auto body repair facilities, automobile dealerships, government, vehicle salvage facilities and insurance companies.