Centennial College in Toronto, Ont., has announced plans to build an advanced autobody training facility. The project is supported by private-sector partners and the Ontario government. The facility will be located at the college’s Ashtonbee Campus. The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities approved the college’s Autobody Lab Renewal proposal for monies from the Apprenticeship Enhancement Fund. The ministry is providing $531,450 towards the project, while industry partners PPG, TEC3 Innovations and their suppliers have committed to providing more than $400,000 in equipment. An additional $100,000 worth of donations is anticipated from other donors. The existing lab will see virtually all of its equipment replaced with the latest paint technology. The state-of-the-art facility will be used to teach apprenticeship, post-secondary and continuing education Autobody Collision Damage Repairer and Automotive Painter programs. Renovations will take place over the summer in preparation for fall 2005 classes. For more information, visit www.centennialcollege.ca/transportation.