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					 Take on the Responsibilities of General Motors Technicians
            with Comprehensive Apprenticeship

What better place to obtain GM technician training than at a college that is home to the
province’s largest transportation training centre? Centennial College’s Ashtonbee
Campus is that location and it boasts tools of the trade, car parts and a real-life
dealership atmosphere to assist students in their learning. Additionally, because all of
the School of Transportation’s programs are based here, students have the opportunity
to interact with their peers and instructors who have much experience in the industry.

But what exactly does the Automotive Service Technician General Motors of Canada
ASEP (MAP 32), which trains General Motors technicians entail? First and foremost,
training takes on a unique balance between time spent on campus and time students
spend with their employers (all students must be employed as apprentices when
applying). As such, GM technician training is completed through alternating sessions
between the college and students’ employers for a total of 64 weeks (32 weeks with
each). The offering is longer than traditional apprenticeships, allowing for a more in-
depth knowledge of General Motors vehicles and procedures.

The emphasis of the GM technician training is on the latest GM vehicle systems,
diagnosis and repair following recommended GM service procedures. With the
alternating aspect, students learn skills, apply those skills with their employer and then
return to school to master more advanced topics.

As such, while in school, General Motors technicians learn electrical and electronic
systems diagnosis and repair, and attend five specific courses: Motor Vehicle Gear
Trains, Electrical/Electronics & Fuel Systems, Motor Vehicle Engine Systems, Applied
Work Practices and Procedures, and Suspension/Steering and Brakes. Meanwhile, during
the time they spend with their employer, General Motors technicians not only apply what
they have learned in-class but also obtain tips from seasoned professionals with years of
experience in the field, network and learn to deal with customers. During their employer
sessions, students are compensated for their work.

As previously mentioned, GM technician training applicants must be currently employed
as automotive apprentices at a General Motors of Canada dealership. In addition, they
must possess at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or a GED or equivalent.
Interested parties can apply directly to the College. Acceptance to the GM technician
training is based on successful completion of all entry requirements and space is limited.
It should be noted that if students are not currently General Motors employees, they
may be selected through an interview process. Once they’ve been accepted, they are
required to obtain an employer and register as a MAP apprentice with the Apprenticeship
Branch of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

General Motors technicians write vehicle damage repair estimates, repair broken or worn
mechanical components, maintain repair and service records, install equipment,
Address: Centennial College, P.O. Box 631, Station A, Toronto M1K 5E9, Ontario, Canada
Tel: 416-289-5000, Email: success@centennialcollege.ca                                   Page 1
components and systems; test vehicles both before and after repair; and repair
electrical wiring, circuits, fixtures, brakes, transmissions, electrical systems, breaks and
tires.

                                                                                         Author: Klaudia




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

				
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