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 […]

I-CAR presents trends and tech at Centennial College

Some of the assembled stakeholders at the Technology and Trends for 2016 course held at Centennial College.

By Mike Davey Toronto, Ontario — February 19, 2016 — Ongoing training is crucial to delivering quality repairs, but there are still many operators who haven’t received this message. A recent event hosted by I-CAR and Centennial College in Toronto has helped to change that. I-CAR Canada offered a free class on “Technology and Trends […]

Wedge Clamp, AutoQuip Canada donate equipment to Centennial College

John Martinolich of Wedge Clamp (right) visited Centennial College to teach students how to use the school's new Wedge Clamp Chainless Anchoring System.

By Mike Davey Toronto, Ontario — January 27, 2016 — The techs of the future need training, but instruction alone isn’t enough. They also need access to the latest equipment to make sure their skills are up-to-date when they enter the workforce. Wedge Clamp and Roger Turmel of AutoQuip Canada have stepped up to help […]

Centennial College to host ‘apprenticeship disconnect’ meeting

Centennial College will host a meeting examining the disconnect between people signing apprenticeship agreements and actually showing up to class.

By Mike Davey Toronto, Ontario — September 17, 2015 — The shortage of qualified personnel in collision repair might be due to what some call the “apprenticeship disconnect.” Despite some 240 to 315 new apprentices each year signing agreements in Ontario, fewer than 25 percent of them will actually attend training school. “These apprentices often […]