Freshly Skilled: Tropicana celebrates 2020, 2021, 2022 collision repair pre-apprenticeship classes with lavish graduation

Toronto, Ontario — Tropicana Employment Services hosted its long-anticipated Collision Repair and Auto Body pre-apprenticeship graduation, where the not-for-profit honoured three classes of now-working apprentices. The celebration honoured three graduating classes—the classes of 2020 and 2021 had their originally scheduled ceremonies cancelled due to the pandemic—and was held at Centennial College’s event centre. The night […]

LKQ Delivers the Loot: Company gifts Tropicana, Centennial class with holiday donation

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— The students of Tropicana Community Centre’s Pre-Apprenticeship Auto Body and Collision Repair class are having a very happy holiday indeed, thanks to a very generous donation from LKQ Corporation. On top of body panels for Centennial College students to test their skills on, LKQ also supplied OGIO backpacks, vests and top-notch supplies […]

Tools for Schools: Ontario invests $24 million into apprenticeship grant program

Scarborough, Ontario — The Ontario government announced a further investment of $24 million into the province’s Apprenticeship Capital Grant program on Thursday. Citing Centennial College’s $1.6 million equipment investment as a success story, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development Monte McNaughton announced from the college’s School of Transportation that the Ford government is aiming […]

Centennial College hosts info session for Tropicana students

Future Tropicana students touring Centennial College's facilities.

By CRM Staff   Toronto, Ontario — April 2, 2018 — This past Friday, Centennial College invited a number of interested student applicants from Tropicana Employment Centre for an information session and a tour of the autobody and collision repair lab. They also toured the welding lab and the paint booth areas. This was preceded […]

Suad Dualeh appointed to coordinator of Tropicana’s pre-apprenticeship training program

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — March 15, 2018 — Tropicana Employment Centre has recently announced the promotion of Suad Dualeh. After working with Tropicana for ten years delivering training and development services, she will now be contributing to the strategic and operational objects of Tropicana Employment Centre as coordinator of the pre-apprenticeship program. “I’m […]

Autobody students seek work at upcoming career day

The soon-to-be grads will be in attendance at the event, armed with their resumes.

By CRM Staff Scarborough, Ontario — February 27, 2018 — Centennial College is hosting a career day for the autobody program students on March 6, 2018. The event will be held at the college, 930 Warden Avenue, Room 121, in Scarborough between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. Armed with their resumes and eager to work, […]

CCIF’s education-industry connection program invests in students

By James Kerr Toronto, Ontario — January 23, 2018 — In the collision repair industry, not all schools are on a level playing field. “Some schools are doing well, others are struggling with the same budget they’ve had for 30 years,” says Patrice Marcil, North American Customer Experience Director at Axalta Coating Systems and Chairman […]

Collision 360 presents scholarship at Centennial College Student Awards Night

Anthony Iaboni of Collision 360 (centre), about to present the scholarship at Centennial College's Student Awards Night.

By Barett Poley   Toronto, Ontario — April 5, 2017 — Jaskirat Kelsi, a Centennial College autobody student, has received a scholarship, thanks to a generous donation from Anthony Iaboni and his company Collision 360. The scholarship was awarded to Kelsi in recognition of his hard work and determination.    According to Centennial College, the […]