Honda Technician Training Includes Theory and On-The-Job Experience by jasonw93


									  Honda Technician Training Includes Theory and On-
                 The-Job Experience

If you are already working in the automotive service technician within a Honda
Canada Inc., but are looking to advance your career and move up in the
workplace, you should consider attending Centennial College’s Honda technician
training. Officially known as Automotive Service Technician Honda AHAP MAP
32, this offering is designed for those employed by a Honda dealership or those
who are selected through an interview process. Applicants must possess an
Ontario Secondary School Diploma or a GED or equivalent. Candidates may
apply directly to Centennial College, with successful applicants obtaining an
employer and registering as a MAP apprentice with the Apprenticeship Branch of
the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The application for the MAP
32 program can be completed online. It should be noted that acceptance is
based on successful completion of all entry requirements and space is limited.

Once accepted, students experience Honda technician training that is completed
in four eight-week blocks, alternating with apprenticeship work terms at
students’ Acura/Honda dealer. This type of structure works to the students’ and
employers’ advantage in that with each alternation, students increase their
knowledge and apply what they have learned in class to the job, then and they
apply what they learned on the job to the increasingly difficult courses on
campus. Meanwhile, employers get Honda technicians whom they have seen
develop in front of their own eyes and who are job-ready upon program

The Honda technician training structure also offers students more in-depth
and longer school sessions than those students in traditional apprenticeship
programs. During these in-school sessions, Honda technician training is
facilitated from Ontario’s largest automotive training facility, which boasts all of
the standards that would be found at a Honda dealership. As such, all aspects of
vehicle technology are embodied in the Honda technician training, including
electrical, body electrical, engine, transmission, steering, front-end, and all
other aspects that would allow a Honda vehicle to be serviced. The training also
sees an emphasis on electronics and the diagnosing of mechanical systems.

Among the specific courses are: Applied Work Practices and Procedures, Motor
Vehicle Engine Systems, Steering, Suspension and Brakes; Electrical Electronics
and Fuels, Motor Vehicle Gear Trains, and more.

Address: Centennial College, P.O. Box 631, Station A, Toronto M1K 5E9, Ontario, Canada
Tel: 416-289-5000, Email:                                   Page 1
It should be noted that during in-school portions of the Honda technician
training students may be eligible for Employment Insurance. Meanwhile, during
their time with an employer, students are compensated for their work.
Apprentices are also currently eligible for up to $4000 in various grants and tax
incentives. Employers are eligible for up to $45,000 over four years in various
federal and provincial tax incentives

Once they graduate from the Honda technician training, students go on to work
with Honda, which is the sixth largest automotive manufacturer in the world and
in the year 2008 surpassed Chrysler as the fourth largest automobile
manufacturer in the United States. The Honda technicians employed by
dealerships have a variety of tasks, including: diagnosing problems using Honda
diagnostic equipment; performing repairs and preventive maintenance on
engines, transmissions, electrical systems, brakes and tires. Honda technicians
also conduct vehicle inspections.

                                                                                  Author: Klaudia

Address: Centennial College, P.O. Box 631, Station A, Toronto M1K 5E9, Ontario, Canada
Tel: 416-289-5000, Email:                                   Page 2

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