|Always wanted to be a trades licensed automotive painter?|
|News - Training|
|Monday, 26 March 2012 12:55|
By John Norris
Hamilton, Ontario -- March 26, 2012 -- If you are currently employed in the autobody, collision repair or auto refinish trades, and possess an Ontario Secondary School diploma, you may want to register as an apprentice and take the Automotive Painter course offered by Centennial College later this spring.
The Automotive Painter apprenticeship in school training period of eight weeks focuses on applied shop practices, preparation and application of the latest waterborne undercoats as well as topcoats on various substrates, including aluminum and plastics.
The program also covers solvent base preparation and application , water sanding and polishing, inspecting and maintaining compressed air delivery systems, spray booths, spray equipment and shop equipment associated with refinishing, including hydraulic jacks, power and hand tools.
There are a number of financial incentives that employers and apprentices can access:
- Employers who employ apprentices can apply for the Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit to a maximum of $10,000 per year
- Employers who employ apprentices can apply for the Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit of $2000
- Apprentices may qualify for income support while in school through Employment Insurance Canada benefits or training allowance
- Apprentices in this trade may be able to apply for the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant of $1000
- Apprentices may also be able to apply for the Tradesperson’s Tool Tax Deduction
- Apprentices may be able to apply for the Loans for Tools incentive of $800
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