October 2017

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CIIA To Hold New Certification of Qualification Prep Courses

Collision Industry Information Assistance (CIIA) has scheduled three classes in November and December to help unlicensed techs in Canada complete their provincial trades license exam.

Certificate of Qualification preparation industry courses are offered in Ottawa, Vaughan and Burlington.

OTTAWA: Four Full Day Course Saturday November 4th, Sunday November 5th Saturday November 11th, Sunday November 12th 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Location: Enterprise Car Rental, Cyrville Road

VAUGHAN: Four Full Day Course Saturday November 18th, Sunday November 19th Saturday November 25th, Sunday November 26th 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Location: Carcone's Auto Recycling, Bloomington Road

BURLINGTON: Four Full Day Course Saturday December 2nd, Sunday December 3rd Saturday December 9th, Sunday December 10th 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Location: Boardroom, Petit Road(Guelph Line and QEW)

Course cost is $1000 plus HST for non-members and $800 plus HST for members. Most employers who have employees attending class are eligible for a two-thirds training fee rebate from government. To register, obtain information or receive a no charge Technician Equivalency package to help those that have the necessary hours of work experience, but no formal apprentice training, please contact 1-866-309-4272 or info@ciia.com.



‚ÄčNovember 2017 Deadlines

  • September 27, 2017: Listings for The Locator Magazine.

  • October 2, 2017: Display ads for The Locator Magazine.

  • October 5, 2017: The Locator Magazine goes to press.

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