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Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer 310B 

Pre-Apprenticeship L-1 Program

The Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer 310B Pre-Apprenticeship L-1 Program is tuition free, as it is funded by the Government of Ontario, and is designed as a stepping-stone to finding a full apprenticeship for its participants. This program runs for 30 weeks; the in-class portion runs from April to August, and the work placement runs from September to November.

Program Details: 6 weeks academic upgrading & Pre-employment training at Centennial College, Ashtonbee Campus Level-1 apprenticeship training 12 weeks technical training at Centennial College, Ashtonbee Campus 12-weeks paid work placement at a body shop.

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Program Contact information: 

Suad Dualeh Coordinator Pre-apprenticeship Training Program Tropicana Employment Centre 

Direct Line: (437) 918-9249 Tel: (416) 491-7000 Ext. 2090 Fax: (416) 491-4669 


ADMISSION: Free. Free toolkit and course materials Free TTC Presto Pass during in-class school session. An opportunity to earn the Tropicana’s Student Success Scholarship 

PROGRAM TYPE: Community Based

SERVING: Anglophone

REGISTRATION PROCESS: Call (437) 918-9249 

INTAKE:  April to November each year.  

ELIGIBILITY:  18 to 30 years of age, legally entitled to work in Canada (with social insurance (SIN) card) OSSD (Grade 12 diploma) or equivalent. Must be able to commit to 30 weeks of training.


Various locations. Tropicana Employment Centre Address: 505 Consumers Rd Suite 102, North York, ON M2J 4A2.

Other location: Tropicana Community Services : 1385 Huntingwood Dr, Scarborough, ON M1S 3J1

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