Ford Technician Program Offers Specific Training by jasonw93


									          Ford Technician Program Offers Specific Training
Imagine being paid to learn everything you need to know to become a Ford technician.
That’s exactly the case for students of Centennial College’s Automotive Service
Technician Ford Company of Canada Limited Asset (MAP 32) who may be eligible for EI
(employment insurance) during in-class training and receive pay during the
apprenticeship portion of the undertaking. “Students learn a set of skills and theories at
the College. They then get a chance to practice these tasks in the real environment,”
explains Peter Lokun, a Centennial professor.

To apply for this Ford technician training, students must possess at minimum an Ontario
Secondary School Diploma or a General Education Diploma or equivalent. In addition,
they must already be employed by a
Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd. Dealership. Successful applicants must secure an
employer and then register as MAP apprentices with the Apprenticeship Branch of the
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Acceptance to the program is based on
successful completion of all entry requirements. Limited space is available in this Ford
technician training program. It is worth noting that candidates may apply directly to
Centennial College.

The Ford technician training is structured to include both in-class and on-the-job
experience. As such, every four weeks, students alternate between the College and their
employer — for a total of 64 weeks (32 weeks with each). This benefits students as they
first obtain a foundation in topics such as Ford’s latest technology, with the emphasis on
electronics and the diagnosing of vehicle management systems. The foundation is then
applied to on-the-job training with their employer during which students learn to deal
with customers and prepare for increasingly advanced levels of Ford technician training.

The structure of this offering ensures that it is more in-depth with longer in-school
sessions than traditional apprenticeships. Specific courses in the Ford technician training
include: Motor Vehicle Gear Trains, Electrical/Electronics & Fuel Systems, Motor Vehicle
Engine Systems, Applied Work Practices and Procedures and Suspension/Steering and
Brakes. Additionally, this program includes Ford specialties that, in the past, students
had to attend Ford school to learn. These specialties are: engines, electrical, brakes and
climate control. All in-school training takes place at Centennial College’s Ashtonbee
Campus, which is one of the provinces’s the largest transportation training centre. As
such, students practice on cars and tools of the trade.

Once students complete the Ford technician training, they are qualified to maintain and
repair cars, vans and pickup trucks by fixing engines, changing brakes, checking
windshield wipers and fluid levels, and replacing mufflers, hoses, belts and plugs.

                                                                                         Author: Jason

Address: Centennial College, P.O. Box 631, Station A, Toronto M1K 5E9, Ontario, Canada
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