A Freightliner Training Academy Program Focuses On Industry Essentials

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					    A Freightliner Training Academy Program
         Focuses On Industry Essentials
When applying to a post-secondary program, you should not only
consider the topics covered within the offering but also who is teaching
them. Centennial College’s Truck and Coach Technician – Freightliner
MAP 32 apprenticeship, which boasts a freightliner training academy
feel, is taught by highly qualified and experienced faculty members
who emphasize aspects of heavy vehicle technology that are embodied
in the program. In addition, thanks to small-class formats students can
go to these faculty members for advice and to listen to their personal

The freightliner training academy program itself combines 32 weeks of
in-class theory as well as hands-on lab training with four weeks of on-
the-job, co-op work placement. As such, students experience training
that is more in-depth with longer in-school sessions than traditional
apprenticeships. Among the topics covered during students’ time on-
campus are the diagnosis and repair of: electronics and electrical, and
computer management systems; steering, brakes, suspensions,
frames     and    alignment;   transmission(s)   manual,    automated,
automatic; heating, ventilation and air conditioning; hydraulics;
engines; fuel systems (gas and diesel); welding – MIG, ARC, gas,
cutting, brazing; and tools, equipment safety concerns. Training is
focused on the most recent truck and coach technology and the seven
specific courses students attend are: Drive Trains, Electrical Systems,
Engine Systems, Trade Practices, Brake Systems, Fuel Systems, Fluid
Power Systems, and Electronic Mngt and Emission.

The in-school portion of the freightliner training academy program is
facilitated from Ashontbee Campus, Centennial College’s transportation
training centre, which is actually the largest transportation training
centre in Canada. Because of this, students get the advantage of
learning in state-of-the-art classrooms and labs containing engines
that are very popular and commonly found in the trade.

It is worth noting that students may be eligible to receive employment
insurance or other government benefit payments during the
apprenticeship training period.

Meanwhile, the freightliner training academy program co-op training
takes place at various freightliner dealerships or fleet locations within
the area of southern Ontario. By the time they head out to their
apprenticeship, students have basic knowledge while they
shadow technicians. Employers and employees appreciate that this
pre-employment training completes the apprentices’ college portion of
apprenticeship training. It also allows for uninterrupted work

Those interested in applying to this freightliner training academy
program are required to have completed at minimum an Ontario
Secondary School Diploma or GED or equivalent. Applicants must be
employed by a freightliner dealership or a designated fleet employer or
selected through an interview process. Please be advised, that
candidates may apply directly to Centennial College. Successful
applicants must obtain an employer and then register as a MAP
apprentice with the Apprenticeship Branch of the Ministry of Training,
Colleges and Universities. Acceptance is based on successful
completion of all entry requirements. Limited space is available in each

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