Exploring the Motive Power Industry at Collège Boréal

Exploring the Motive Power Industry at Collège Boréal

Entretien_automobileAs of August 1, 2016, Collège Boréal will offer the 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 8-week work placement.

To be eligible, participants must be 16 years or older and reside in Ontario. There is no cost to enroll, thanks to financing from the Ontario government.

For more information on this pre-apprenticeship program, please contact 705-560-6673, ext. 3335 (Sudbury) or ext. 5515 (Timmins).


“The motive power industry requires highly trained professionals. 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.”

Pierre Riopel, President, Collège Boréal

Quick Facts

Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French-language postsecondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of French communities throughout the province.

Since 1995, over 116,000 clients across Ontario have benefited from College Boréal’s expertise relating to postsecondary education, training programs, services for immigrants, and services pertaining to employability. Collège Boréal offers a wide variety of services in 35 access centres in 25 communities across the province. Furthermore, Collège Boréal has developed and implemented over 60 articulation agreements with other postsecondary institutions.

According to the Key Performance Indicators recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Collège Boréal now holds the top-ranking position in four out of the five areas surveyed! Out of all Ontario colleges, Boréal has the highest student satisfaction rate, graduation rate, graduate satisfaction rate, and employment rate in the province. Moreover, 93.8% of surveyed employers would recommend hiring Collège Boréal graduates!

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Jacqueline Gauthier

Senior Advisor – Communications and Public Relations

705-560-6673, ext. 2720



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