Welcome to the Youth & Parent Career Centre!
Nova Scotia automotive service and repair employers invest in youth everyday. They offer company tours, job shadowing, school presentations and host co-op students. Our employers welcome the opportunity to meet youth, parents and career practitioners, to share the 45 exciting and challenging careers in the industry.
45 Automotive Careers to Choose From!
If you love tinkering, working with your hands and solving problems, the Automotive Service and Collision Repair Technician may be the career for you, and the highest in demand!
The industry offers over 45 professional career choices from automotive service/collision technician, client services to management! Click here to discover 'A Day in the Life of' real people in real jobs across Canada.
You can also review the 45 career choices by downloading the Steer Your Way Career brochure.
What the Automotive Industry can offer you!
- Good pay for work you enjoy.
- Challenging and interesting work.
- A wide range of technical and non-technical careers and;
- The choice of working for a small business, a multinational corporation, or setting up your own business.
Youth can explore a variety of exciting automotive careers in many ways. Encourage them to consider:
- Job shadowing
- High school co-op work terms
- Nova Scotia Community College Test Drive
- Company tours
- Industry presentations in the classroom
- Trade career fairs
- Community centre job fairs & one-on-one meetings with local employers
Ask your Career Counsellor for more details!
The Nova Scotia Youth Apprenticeship program is a new education initiative designed to help youth explore real careers and relate their education to work.
Students can 'try-out' entry level jobs in the automotive service and repair industry during their High School grades.
The Youth Apprenticeship program is also a new way for employers to meet local youth, a potential employee, and provide a real workplace education experience.
To find out more, connect to www.WorkItns.ca
Meet Automotive Employers in your Community!
We encourage to you meet local automotive business employers, and decide if you prefer to work in a small family business, medium size franchise or large dealership. Ask for a company tour today!
Not quite sure what to ask an employer? Download our suggested list of Questions to Ask Employers.
Post-Secondary Automotive Programs
The Nova Scotia Community College offers two pre-apprentice programs, namely Automotive Service Repair and Collision Repair and Refinishing.
NSCC students graduate with a strong foundation in automotive, communication and safety training. They are ready for employment. Upon accepting a job offer in the technical field, he/she will register as an apprentice and complete the four year Certification program.
Refer to Automotive Training Pathway Chart on the right panel for more details on automotive technical training and certification.
Entry Level Automotive Jobs
- Auto lot attendent
- Auto parts driver
- Windshield repairer and installer
- Tire installer
- Lube specialist
- Auto detailer
- Parts dismantler ...and more!
Government of Canada's Apprentice Incentive Grant
Service Canada offers an Apprentice Incentive Grant to persons who choose an apprenticable occupation. Visit the Apprentice Success Centre for more details.
Career Counsellor Resources
Find a wealth of automotive career materials at your fingertips here!
Automotive High School Curriculum. Prepared by teachers, for teachers. As easy as 1,2,3. Read tonight, apply it tomorrow!
Automotive "Road to Opportunities" Career CDRom - The Road To Opportunities Exciting Career Opportunities in the Automotive Aftermarket!
AIA has developed a CD-ROM to provide students with an understanding of the opportunities available to them in the automotive aftermarket industry. This explains what we mean by the automotive aftermarket, gives an overview of the size of the industry and also provides a more detailed description of the various sectors including: manufacturing / remanufacturing, warehousing & distribution of vehicle parts, vehicle repair, automotive retailing and vehicle chemicals and products.
Automotive "Art of Earning" CD-rom
AIA, the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF), and I-CAR collaborated to produce "The Art of Earning.” CDROM. This CDROM includes information on training, skills and salaries in the collision repair industry. As well, a visual shop tour, interviews with apprentices, technicians and shop managers and a full 'next steps' section that provides opportunities for learning about the trade.
Automotive Industry Scholarships
The Automotive industry offers a number of education scholarships for automotive students.
|NS Annapolis Valley Apprentice Bursary||Call 1-877-860-3805|
|Automotive Industry Scholarships||www.aiacanada.com/scholarship.html|
In this section you will find a website links to Career Awareness, Post-secondary, industry associations, labour market information and Apprenticehsip.