|Repairers step up for AYCE career fair|
|News - Collision Repair|
|Friday, 31 August 2012 14:05|
By Mike Davey
Toronto, Ontario -- August 31, 2012 -- They came, they saw and they signed. A recent career fair held by AYCE Employment Services, a division of Tropicana Community Services, saw a number of young people signed up for apprenticeships with collision repair facilities throughout the Greater Toronto Area.
This is good news for anyone who wants to see a sustainable future for the collision repair industry. Ontario's autobody students are often not making the transition from the classroom to the shop, with 8 out of 10 students failing to secure an apprenticeship, according to information from the Ontario College of Trades. This is despite a critical labour shortage in the collision repair industry.
A number of collision repair facilities had representatives at the AYCE career fair, including Brimell Group Paint and Collision Center ~ CSN, Fineline Collision Centre ~ CSN, Albion Hills Auto Collision ~ CSN, 427 Auto Collision ~ CSN, Allstar Collision, Wilson Niblett Motors, Mr. Collision and several CARSTAR stores.
"This is the third year of running the program, and every year it's getting more support," said Marc Tremblay, Co-Ordinator of the Autobody and Collision Damage Repairer Pre-Apprenticeship Program for AYCE. "We introduced the career fair last year, and this year's fair was bigger."
AYCE would like to thank the many generous sponsors who helped to make the AYCE Pre-Apprenticeship program a success:
Lincoln Electric, City of Toronto, Collision Industry Information Assistance, Centennial College, Brimell Group Paint and Collision Center ~ CSN and Maaco Systems Canada.
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