The requirements for completing an apprenticeship as a Parts person is 5040 hours of on-the-job training, three weeks of training in each of the three levels of technical training (Level 1, 2 & 3). Parts is a red-seal trade. Refer to Red Seal for additional information on red-seal trades.
Individuals may have a couple of different ways to starting an apprenticeship in the automotive parts sector.
Refer to the Apprenticeship Training section for additional information on apprenticeship registration procedures and the responsibilities of the apprentice.
- 1. Complete an ELTT Parts & Warehousing Program
After completing the ELTT program graduates need to acquire employment/work-based training in the parts/warehousing field. Several employers throughout B.C. are actively involved in training apprentices. Individuals wishing to identify employers who are hiring would be able to acquire up-to-date information from their instructors or by referring to employment websites – Workoplis. Once an individual has employment and is a registered parts/warehousing apprentice the expectation will be to complete 5040 hours of on-the-job training as well as, return to a post-secondary institution of your choice for two additional levels of technical training.
- 2. Acquiring an Apprenticeship Before Completing Any Technical Training
Registered apprentices will be responsible for enrolling in scheduled in-school training sessions throughout their apprenticeship. An individual registered in the parts and warehousing apprenticeship would complete three levels of technical training sessions. Students beginning their apprenticeship training begin in the Parts and Warehousing Level 1 (Core) session. From this core session students can choose either the Parts stream or the Warehousing stream. Both of these streams offer level 2 and level 3 training.
Once an individual has completed the three levels of technical training in the parts or warehousing field, the completion of 5040 hours of on-the-job training and achieved a 70% or higher on the Inter-provincial examination under the guidelines of apprenticeship training they would receive a:
- ITA Certificate of Qualification
- Inter-provincial Red Seal Endorsement (refer to Red Seal for information on red seal trades)
- Certificate of Apprenticeship