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Note: on September 1, 2014, a new apprenticeship training model began to replace the existing Truck and Transport Mechanic training and certification models. Refer to this trade's 'Program Profile' via the Industry Training Authority link in the side bar for specific details.
Truck and Transport Mechanics inspect, repair and maintain commercial trucks, emergency vehicles, buses and road transport vehicles. They work for commercial transport vehicle dealers, garages and service stations. These mechanics work on the mechanical, electrical and electronic components of vehicles, including fuel, brake, steering and suspension, transmission, emission control and exhaust, and cooling and climate control systems. Truck and Transport Mechanics are required to use computerized diagnostic equipment to do preventive maintenance and test vehicle performance.
A Truck and Transport Mechanic is a nationally designated trade under the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal program. The trade is also known as “Commercial Transport Vehicle Mechanic.”
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The following education is recommended: Grade 10 equivalent (Grade 12 preferred), including English 10, Math 10, and Science 10.
The Apprenticeship Program comprises Levels 1-to-4 of progressive technical training, with each Level taking 6 weeks (180 hours) to complete. In addition, apprentices are required to accumulate 5,940 hours of work-based training.
A Foundation Program can jump-start your career without employer sponsorship by supplying the knowledge and skills to enter directly at Level 2, after 30 weeks of training (refer to Industry Training Authority for alternative pathways into the occupation).