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An apprenticeship in the trades is a great way to jumpstart your career. For many years Peterbilt Pacific Inc. has contributed to BC’s skilled workforce by training apprentices to become qualified journeypersons. We train apprentices in Truck and Transport Mechanic (formerly known as Commercial Transport Vehicle Mechanic) Red Seal Trade.
Peterbilt Pacific Inc. is one of BC’s largest companies in the transportation industry, and is committed to excellence in industry training and quality service. Our apprentices are trained all of our locations across the Province including Surrey, Abbotsford, Prince George, Kamloops and Terrace
What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training and classroom learning for the purpose of earning a trade credential or “ticket”. Once you’ve completed your apprenticeship and received your ticket you are now considered a journeyperson.
Anyone can apply for an apprenticeship. We have apprentices come straight from high school, to adults looking for a career change.
How do apprenticeships work?
Apprentices spend approximately 20% of their time at school. The school portion of the apprenticeship program is available at many post-secondary institutions across BC. Once accepted into an Apprenticeship with Peterbilt Pacific, you will register with the Industry Training Authority (ITA) where your progress of training is documented. When you have successfully completed all your levels of technical training and your work-based hours, you receive a BC Certificate of Qualification with a Red Seal endorsement as a qualified journeyperson.
Apprentices spend 80% of their time (work-based) on-the-job working under the supervision and mentorship of a qualified journeyperson. Employers in industry training hire you and pay you while you work. Your employer also registers with the ITA as your sponsor.
What does a Truck and Transport Mechanic Apprenticeship look like?
Truck & Transport Mechanic program each takes 4 years to complete and require 6,000 work-based hours and four levels (28 weeks) of technical training. The Truck & Transport Mechanic program and the Heavy Duty Equipment Technician program are now aligned for cross credits. If you hold a credential in one you receive credit for technical training levels 1, 2 3 and 4,500 work-based hours towards the other trade.
I am interested in an apprenticeship with Peterbilt Pacific, what are my next steps?
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