A francophone college and two French-language schools boards have come together to offer students in Grades 11 and 12 the chance to participate in the region's first French-language Automotive Service...
A francophone college and two French-language schools boards have come together to offer students in Grades 11 and 12 the chance to participate in the region’s first French-language Automotive Service Technician program. The participants are the Collge Boral and the Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud and the Conseil scolaire de district Centre-Sud-Quest.
“This program has been offered for years in English; but this is the first time (the program) has been offered to francophone students,” said Gisele Dupuis, regional manager for College Boreal in Hamilton, Ont. “We know that students have had a long-term interest in such a program and we know that today there is a lack of specialized workers in the (automotive) trade.”
Dupuis added that having the program in French is especially important to French-speaking students, who will now have access to many of the tools and equipment they will need to understand and use in a modern independent service shops. As well, students will get additional training on equipment at the NAPA Autopro Wheels in Motion Garage in Hamilton where they will get their hands on aligners and hoists, equipment the college is in the process of acquiring for the program and which will be available in the future at the college’s facilities.
More information about the program can be found by contacting Collg Boreal at www.borealc.on.ca/ hamilton or 1-800-361-6673 ext. 1060.
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