Since it was founded in 1903, Ford Motor Company has gone on to make quite a name for itself in the automotive world. That equates directly to many people owning Ford vehicles that are constantly on the road. In fact, five of Ford’s vehicles ranked at number one in their categories and 14 vehicles ranked in the top three of their categories, which clearly demonstrates the company’s popularity. Professionals with Ford knowledge are required to service this large variety of cars that is doing so well on the market. Now, you can join a long history of greatness at Ford with Ford Technician Training at Centennial College.
In order to be considered for admission into the Automotive Service Technician Ford Company of Canada program, Centennial College expects students to present at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or a General Education Diploma or equivalent. A Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd. Dealership must also employ the applicant. Please note that candidates may apply directly to Centennial College for this ford technician training. Successful applicants must obtain an employer and then register as a MAP apprentice with the Apprenticeship Branch of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Acceptance is based on successful completion of all entry requirements. Limited space is available in each program.
Perhaps, Peter Lokun, Professor, General Motors of Canada – ASEP summed up the benefits of this unique undertaking when he said, “Students learn a set of skills and theories at the College. They then get a chance to practice these tasks in the real environment.” To further expand on the professor’s thoughts, consider that students alternate between Centennial College and an employer for 64 weeks (32 weeks in each).
During the in-school sessions of the Ford technician training, students study out of state-of-the-art facilities at the province’s largest transportation training centre. This aspect of the program allows them to use Ford models and tools to become familiar with the latest technology being offered by Ford, with an emphasis on electronics, transmission, engines, air conditioning, supplemental restraint systems and the diagnosing of vehicle management systems. Also covered are Ford specialties that, in the past, students had to attend Ford school to obtain. These specialties are: engines, electrical, brakes and climate control. The in-school sessions at Centennial College are actually more in-depth than traditional apprenticeships.
When training to become a Ford technician, students also spend time at a Ford dealership, working alongside professionals who help to ensure that they are prepared for the workforce upon graduation. During their session with an employer, students actually receive compensation. This earn-while-you-learn approach is especially ideal for those apprentices with families. In addition, students may be eligible for employment insurance during the in-class training.