Pre-apprenticeship students tour CARSTAR

Collin Welsh of CARSTAR kicked off the event. Check out the gallery below for more photos!

By Mike Davey Hamilton, Ontario — May 10, 2016 — Students in Tropicana Employment’s 2016 Pre-apprenticeship Auto Body Class received a rare opportunity today, when CARSTAR Vision Park hosted them for a day of education and demonstrations. 3M and AutoQuip Canada were also on hand to provide some of the demonstrations and give the students […]

AYCE pre-apprenticeship program returns for 2016

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By Mike Davey Toronto, Ontario — March 15, 2016 — AYCE Youth Employment Services has announced it is actively looking for new applicants for its Auto Body Collision and Damage Repair pre-apprenticeship training program. AYCE is a division of Tropicana Community Services. Applicants must be willing and able to commit to a 30-week full-time program, […]

Collision industry trends discussed at ICE meeting

Collision industry trends discussed at ICE meeting

Hamilton, Ontario — November 4, 2015 — Employment issues and opportunities in the collision repair industry were front and centre of discussions at a recent meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for Economic and Labour Force Development (ICE). Speaking to the large group were Marc Tremblay, Program Coordinator of AYCE’s pre-apprenticeship training course in Toronto, and […]

Majority of students hired at AYCE’s latest Career Fair

Representatives of CSN-427 Auto Collision interview a prospective employee at AYCE's most recent career fair.

By Mike Davey Toronto, Ontario — August 27, 2015 — The most recent AYCE Career Fair was definitely a success. The event took place at the Tropicana Community Services Centre of Excellence in Toronto. Since 2010, AYCE has facilitated pre-apprenticeship training for those interested in a career in the collision repair industry. To date, the […]

AYCE Career Fair links employers and graudates

Employers and graduates at a previous AYCE Career Fair. The regular event puts collision repair facilities in direct contact with graduates of AYCE's program.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — August 11, 2015 — It’s August and that means the AYCE Employment Career Fair is right around the corner. Applications for this year’s Career Fair are now being accepted. The event takes place August 24, 2015 at the brand new Tropicana Center of Excellence at 1385 Huntingwood Drive in […]

Industry gets injection of fresh blood with 2014 AYCE grads

  Proud graduates at AYCE’s 2014 Auto Body Collision and Damage Repairer Graduation and Appreciation Event.   By Melissa Hayes Toronto, Ontario — August 25, 2014 — The months of hard work and dedication paid off for this year’s AYCE auto body collision class as they took centre stage during the program’s 2014 graduation ceremony. […]

CARSTAR to donate car to AYCE employment services

Toronto, Ontario — June 30, 2014 — CARSTAR has committed to donating a car to AYCE employment services to be used to help facilitate the program’s employment outreach initiatives catered to helping youth find their career paths. “I quickly identified with the need to get more people involved, and we’re in the perfect position to […]