Centennial College: Automotive Service Technician TADA Program

Centennial College: Automotive Service Technician TADA Program


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Korey Barkwell – Student: I chose Centennial because this program is one of the best programs you can find
as far as labs and all their equipment that they use here, it’s all state of the art stuff.
Stephen Leroux – Faculty & Program Co-ordinator: TADA is Trillion Automotive Dealers Association
which is all the dealer groups, in basically
the province of Ontario
who participate in sponsoring this program by hiring some of our students who will become licensed technicians.
The TADA program is a two-year college diploma program.
it is a six semester program, and the way it’s setup is the students will do eight months in school, they’ll go out
to the workplace for a co-op placement for eight months, and then come back and do another eight
months in school, and then when they finish that up they’ll go back out into the dealership and then
finish off their co-op component of it. The nice thing about the TADA program is because we are
associated with dealers, we give them a
full dealership experience.
You’re not geared towards just being a mechanic, it’s actually geared towards
every aspect in the dealership as far as management, parts, body shop all stuff like that.
And we run job fairs and open houses, where some of our dealer groups come in
interview our students and then if they
like what they see they will hire our students on.
So, they try to set up students with an
actual job.
They call it a co-op but it’s actually a
job, you’re getting paid.
John Cardinale – National Service Manager BMW Group Canads: The entire industry and
you know BMW just being one have many players, are constantly looking for the brightest
young mind to carry on with the
new technology.
People have an understanding of how an
automobile works, but this just fills in
the blanks of actually what goes on in the process of how it goes on.
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