Open for Applications: Tropicana 2022 Auto Body Pre-Apprenticeship accepting participants

Toronto, Ontario — Tropicana Community Centre is accepting participants for its 2022 Auto Body Pre-Apprenticeship L-1 program, a program designed to deliver students with a basic understanding of autobody repair and arms them for apprenticeship on the production floor. Funded by the Government of Ontario, Tropicana’s tuition-free Auto Body Pre-Apprenticeship program includes six weeks of […]

Yes you Tropi-can-a: Last days to apply for Tropicana pre-apprenticeship program

Toronto, Ontario — This weekend is your last chance to sign up for the Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer pre-apprenticeship program, offered by Tropicana Community Services. With registration set to close on Monday, Tropicana is sending out a last call for individuals between the ages of 18 and 30 to sign up for this […]

Tropicana’s freshly trained repairers

By Jordan Arseneault Toronto, Ontario — December 21, 2018 — It’s almost time for lunch as Jorden Cardinell puts the final touches on the front end of a newly repaired bumper. The inspiring apprentice inspects the part from all sides, before sliding underneath the vehicle to secure its clips. Covered in grease from head to […]

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 […]

Dreams Achieved

When Tropicana hosted its annual Career Fair, Assured Automotive was one of the many companies in attendance, hoping to bring in new talent. “Assured has been at the Tropicana Career Fair since it started,” said Rocco Aurelio, who handles Business Development at Assured. This year, Assured’s dedication to bringing in these passionate, young individuals was […]

Tropicana graduates 2017 Autobody Pre-Apprenticeship class

The 2017 graduating class of Tropicana's Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program and Mitzie Hunter (centre), Minister of Education.

By Erin McLaughlin Toronto, Ontario — September 10, 2017 — Tropicana Employment Services has recently graduated its 2017 class of pre-apprenticeship autobody repair students. The 16 students who graduated were celebrated for their hard work, dedication and passion, while all attending looked ahead to a promising future. As Imad Bajwa, one of the graduating students […]

Parkdale Community Food Bank offers autobody students a helping hand

Parkdale Community Foodbank is helping out some of Tropicana's autobody students with regular food deliveries. Jack Martino, centre, is the co-owner of CSN-Martino Brothers Collision and Executive Director of the food bank.

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — June 15, 2017 — CSN-Martino Brothers Collision, Discount Car and Truck Rentals and Parkdale Community Food Bank have partnered up to assist autobody students in the Tropicana Autobody Pre-Apprenticeship program that require food, baby needs, pet supplies and other household items. The idea came about from a conversation between […]

CARSTAR supports the next generation at Tropicana Career Day

Tropicana training crew alongside industry newcomers.

By Jeff Sanford    Toronto, Ontario — May 25, 2017 — CARSTAR recently hosted the students of the Tropicana Employment Services Autobody Training Program at a special all-day tour. The event, now in its eighth year, had a slightly different feel this time.   “Usually we have it in Hamilton at the CARSTAR facility, but it can […]

Tropicana to enlarge tech talent pool with new program

At the Tropicana 2017 kickoff. Clockwise from top left: Coordinator Marc Tremblay (right) introduces the class of 2017; guest speaker Bill Dawe of Max Auto Supply and Key Colour; Collin Welsh of CARSTAR Canada, and toolkits provided for program participants by sponsors.

By Mike Davey   Toronto, Ontario — April 4, 2017 — Another 20 students are on their way into the collision repair industry, thanks to Tropicana Employment Centre’s Pre-Apprenticeship Program. Mitzie Hunter, Ontario’s Minister of Education, was on hand to congratulate the successful candidates for joining the program. The event also featured a number of […]