Barely Passing: British Columbians get ‘D’ grade in BCAA school safety awareness survey

Victoria, British Columbia – The average driver in B.C. knows to slow down around schools and the laws around school buses. Unfortunately, everything else has been forgotten after their last drivers’ exam. According to the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) Back to School Survey conducted by Leger, drivers had serious gaps in their knowledge on […]

Expanding Education: VCC to include fuel cell EVs in auto servicing curriculum

Vancouver, British Columbia — A new acquisition has expanded Vancouver Community College (VCC)’s Automotive Service Technician curriculum to include fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), in addition to EV and fossil fuel vehicle repair and servicing. In an arrangement with Toyota Canada, VCC received a Toyota Mirai, one of the first FCEVs for the Canadian market. […]

Shifting Gears – NAIT navigates hands-on learning in unprecedented times

BY JULIA LLOYD Amid the pandemic, many students have been forced to take education into their own hands, pursuing courses from home via the internet—but students of skilled trades don’t have the luxury of remote learning. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a massive shift in the realms of education as university and college students across […]

Coates Foundation funds new awards for B.C autobody students

Each year, two students at the University of Fraser Valley will be awarded $1,500. One will be selected from the Automotive Service Technician program and one from the Automotive Collision Repair Program.

By CRM Staff    Abbotsford, British Columbia — June 8, 2018 — The Ed Coates Memorial Foundation has announced the creation and funding of new leadership awards for automotive students at the University of Fraser Valley, in Abbotsford, B.C. The Foundation has donated $37,500 to fund these awards, the largest amount it has given to […]

Carlson Body Shop Supply participates in the Autorama World of Wheels

The first place winner at the Student Pedal Car Challenge at this year’s Autorama World of Wheels.

By CRM Staff Calgary, Alberta — March 6, 2018 — At the recent Autorama World of Wheels event in Calgary, Carlson Body Shop Supply, a division of Color Compass, co-sponsored the Student Pedal Car Challenge during the student career day. Jamie Corbeil, Southern Alberta sales manager for Carlson Body Shop Supply summed up why the […]