Pre-Apprenticeship Automotive Service Technician + Truck & Coach Mechanic

LENGTH: 13 Weeks
WHEN: July 2nd, 2024
LOCATION: St. Lawrence College – Cornwall

This first-level apprenticeship program is delivered in a 13-week time frame. In addition to fulfilling the requirements needed to continue in an apprenticeship (pending employer sponsorship), participants will also receive job readiness skills and a paid placement.



  • Includes your tuition, hand tools, Personal Protective Equipment, and all learning resources.
  • Includes financial supports for items such as transportation, childcare.
  • Includes a 12-week paid placement. As an MLITSD-funded program, your pre-apprenticeship training is automatically recognized by MLITSD.


  • Focus on level 1 Automotive Service Technician, as well as an introduction to a secondary trade in Truck and Coach Technician.
  • Training in health and safety, engines, fuel, electrical systems, power trains, steering, suspension and brakes, plus applied shop practice, including safety, welding, air conditioning.
  • In shop, practice including a 1-week specialized project with the proper use of use of hand tools, power tools, and lift equipment.
  • Additional course content focuses on bearings, seals and sealants, precision measuring tools, oxy-acetylene welding and cutting, and the use of computers for accessing trade-related information.
  • Training in diagnostic test equipment; the operation, inspection, and testing of batteries; wiring schematics, and component identification, circuit repair and protection devices; intake and exhaust, emission control, and hybrid systems are also explored.
  • Additional skill areas include suspension, steering, and brakes including the fundamentals of tire and wheel repair and servicing according to manufacturers’ recommendations.
  • Air brake adjustment and air brake chamber safety are also covered.


  • First Aid / CPR
  • WHMIS, Health & Safety incl. EV Safety
  • Enclosed Spaces
  • Forklift


  • Must be unemployed or underemployed
  • Must be a Cornwall/SDG/PR/Akwesasne ON resident
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must have Gr.12 education or equivalent


TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY, CALL THE EOTB: 613.932.0210 or Email: [email protected]