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Innovation in Automotive Training

The type of work that automotive tradespeople do is being transformed. The development and expansion of electric vehicle sales have driven a need for new skills and expertise in automotive repair and maintenance. 


Automotive Industries Association of Canada and St. Lawrence College have joined forces to offer two FREE training programs to form new expertise and skills in the auto care industry.


The Career Exploration Program consists of a pre-apprenticeship exploratory experience for automotive industry job seekers. Participants may be eligible for supports like work boots, basic tools, safety equipment, reference books, etc. as well as transportation assistance.


The Electric Vehicle (EV) Training Program is an upskilling course allowing current automotive industry tradespeople to develop maintenance and repair skills relating to EVs.

What topics will be covered in these programs?

  • Safety
  • State of the art tools and use
  • Diagnostic trouble codes
  • Electric motor controls
  • High Voltage battery introduction
  • Autonomous Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

Electric Vehicle (EV) Training Program

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Now to March 2023


The trainings will take place at the St. Lawrence College's Automotive Lab which has been updated with new tools and equipment as well as outfitted with an Electric Vehicle (EV) to work on.

St. Lawrence College instructors will lead theoretical and hands-on training for 8 full-day modules ongoing to March 2023. Choose the modules that work for your needs and schedule.

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SLC Cornwall, Automotive Lab

Career Exploration Program

This program consists of in-person theoretical and hands-on training lead by St. Lawrence College instructors for 2-3 days a week. 

The Career exploration program openings have been filled and waitlisted. Future delivery dates and locations are pending. 

If you are interested in exploring a career in EV auto repairs and maintenance, submit the form below to stay up to date on new program dates. 

Am I eligible for one of these trainings?​

You are eligible for the Career Exploration training program if you are: 

  • 18 years of age or older;
  • a Canadian citizen, Permanent resident or awaiting Permanent resident status;
  • unemployed or underemployed;
  • not in school;
  • interested in a career in automotive trades;
  • a resident of Ontario.

You are eligible for the EV Upskilling training program if you are:

  • 18 years of age or older;
  • a Canadian citizen, Permanent resident or awaiting Permanent resident status;
  • not in school;
  • currently employed in the automotive industry;
  • a resident of Ontario.

Interested in one of the training programs?

Please complete the form below to submit your interest in joining a FREE training and to receive more information.

These programs are funded by: 

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