Trucks for Tomorrow: Local Ford Dealership donates vehicles to automotive students 

Prince George, British Columbia —  On Feb. 18 a local Ford dealership donated two vehicles to the College of New Caledonia’s (CNC) Automotive Service Training program to help students learn about new technology in today’s vehicles.    The vehicles included a Ford F150 and Expedition, which were both damaged in a flood, so the dealership, Prince […]

Okanagan College hosts Discovery Day for students

By CRM Staff Kelowna, British Columbia — May 30, 2018 — Okanagan College recently held one of its Discovery Day events for the students of School District 22 in Vernon. The college has been hosting the Discovery Days for nearly a decade at several of its campuses. Occasions such as these often allow for that […]

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 […]

Ontario college strike ‘should not affect’ apprenticeship programs

College strike, classroom

By Tom Davis Peterborough, Ontario — October 16, 2017 — More than 12,000 faculty members of Ontario’s 24 public colleges are currently on strike after negotiations between the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and the College Employer Council (CEC) failed on Sunday. The Chair of the union bargaining team, J.P. Hornick, said it had […]

Think local: Boyd’s Kelowna locations step up to promote Okanagan College

Methal Abougoush of Boyd Autobody & Glass in Kelowna. He recently donated a vehicle to help promote Okanagan College's Collision Repair programs.

Kelowna, British Columbia — January 20, 2016 — Methal Abougoush is taking a proactive approach to solving the skills shortage. Abougoush is the owner of Kelowna’s Boyd Autobody & Glass locations, and he recently presented Okanagan College with a mobile collision repair demonstration vehicle which can be transported to local high schools. Abougoush sits as […]

Mohawk College to offer free pre-apprenticeship program

The Stoney Creek campus of Mohawk College will host Information Sessions on the upcoming pre-apprenticeship program.

By Mike Davey Hamilton, Ontario — November 26, 2015 — There’s a great opportunity available for students interested in starting a career in collision repair, and the best part is that it’s completely free of charge.  Mohawk College’s Stoney Creek campus will offer a Level 1 Autobody and Collision Damage Repairer training course, which includes an […]

Ontario updates standards for collision repair trades

OCOT logo.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — August 12, 2015 — The Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) has released updated training standards for the three trades concerned with collision repair. The new standards are for Auto Body (310Q), Collision Repair (310B) and Automotive Painter (410N). Previously, the three trades were contained in one training standard, but […]