Collège Boréal will soon be offering a Motive Power Trades pre-apprenticeship program at its Sudbury and Timmins campuses.
The 29-week program allows participants to complete introductory courses before making a career choice in the motive power industry.
These courses touch on automotive mechanic techniques, including heavy-duty equipment and truck and coach maintenance, as well as welding techniques. The program also consists of an eight-week work placement.
“The motive power industry requires highly trained professionals,” college president Pierre Riopel said in a release.
“This pre-apprenticeship program allows participants to learn some basic concepts while developing their job skills and trade readiness prior to finding work as apprentices or joining the labour force.”
The program will become available starting Aug. 1.