How to Participate?
The future is here! Ford and Ford Lincoln dealerships recruit and support only the best people in the industry.

Obtain a letter of sponsorship from a participating Ford or Ford Lincoln dealership (click on "Dealers," then find a dealership in your area by using the Locator tool). Then find out if you have the prerequisites the selected training institutes require by choosing a school from the list provided.

Finally, complete your chosen school's application form and submit it along with that school's application fee (amount depends on the school) to the address supplied on the application form. Good luck!

Schools Participation
The Ford ASSET program is a two-part program. It is divided between classroom instruction at a local college and paid work experience at a sponsoring Ford or Ford Lincoln dealer. Ford ensures you use only the latest in technology and vehicles.

Typically high school shop students have shown the most interest but really anyone who is a high school graduate with an aptitude for the technical side of vehicles may be eligible.

To get started, choose a school from the list below. Each school has its own particular enrollment procedure. Please read carefully and follow the instructions closely.

Alberta

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Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Ford Motor Company of Canada
SAIT Polytechnic
Ford ASSET Program
1301 16 Ave N.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2M 0L4
Phone: 403-210-562

Darcy Wallace
SAIT Polytechnic
ASSET Instructor
darcy.wallace@sait.ca
Ph 403-210-5621
Fax 403-284-7164

The Program
As part of the Ford ASSET Program, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology will provide four 8-week periods of technical instruction to approved apprentices.

Apprentices commence training upon the receipt of all necessary completed forms and allotted industry experience. Program content, materials, and information are consistent with current industry standards.

The Ford ASSET program consists of a 24-month rotation period. The completion of the apprenticeship program will take 48 months. Students will benefit from receiving Ford specific product information as well as Alberta apprenticeship registered curriculum.

Upon successful completion of the Ford ASSET program, graduates will have earned credit for 4 of the 8 core specialties outlined in the Ford of Canada "PROTECH" program: Once the provincial apprenticeship work experience criteria is met, apprentices will be eligible to write the exam for their inter-provincial journeymen's license.

Entrance Requirements

  1. Dealer interview and selection of an ASSET student.
  2. Complete the Preliminary Data Form & submit to SAIT, with a transcript.
  3. Contact the Institute for Aptitude Testing SAIT (403) 284-8471
  4. The Institute will notify the Apprenticeship Division Office.
  5. Employer is to register the Apprentice with their local Apprenticeship Division office.
  6. Apprenticeship Division to enter the applicants name on file.
  7. Apprenticeship Division to send out the School notice.
  8. Apprentice to submit school application with the tuition fee to SAIT.
  9. Submit student loan application 8 weeks prior to start date. Phone 1-800-661-3753 for application forms or pick up at SAIT's, B-Stores.
  10. Institute to send out confirmation notice of registration.
  11. Ensure that the apprentice is released for technical training. Must come with appropriate EI documents and $300 for books and supplies.

Manitoba

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Red River College

Ford Motor Company of Canada
Red River College
Ford ASSET Program
M221-2055 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0J9
Phone: 204-632-3099


Ziggy Hammerling
ASSET Instructor/Coordinator
(204) 632-3099
darcy.wallace@sait.ca
shammerl@rrc.mb.ca

Entrance Requirements
Open to apprentices with a Ford or Ford Lincoln Sponsoring Dealer.

Focus: all aspects of Ford's latest vehicle technology, especially electronics and the diagnosing of the vehicle electronic management system.

Participants alternate between the college and their sponsoring dealership. The in-school training is 32 weeks long in total and consists of four 8-week sessions alternating between three 10-month terms of in-dealership training.

Upon successful completion of the Ford ASSET program, graduates will have earned credit for 4 of the 8 core specialties outlined in the Ford of Canada "PROTECH" program: Once the provincial apprenticeship work experience criteria is met, apprentices will be eligible to write the exam for their inter-provincial journeymen's license.

  1. Entrance Requirements
    Dealer and candidate are to complete a Preliminary Application and submit this along with a transcript of marks to the Ford ASSET coordinator at RRC.
  2. Once approved , the Apprenticeship Training Coordinator at the branch will send the candidate a letter of acceptance and a regular Apprenticeship Application form.
  3. The Apprenticeship application must be completed, signed, and sent to the branch along with the $50.00 registration fee.
  4. The Apprenticeship application will be processed, confirmation packages sent to both dealer and candidate, and the Apprentice placed on a school call list.
  5. School call letters are sent to the dealer and apprentice approximately 12 weeks prior to the start of in-school training.
  6. The apprentice must respond to the letter and prepay their tuition fee at least six weeks prior to attend in-school technical training.

British Columbia

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British Columbia Institute of Technology

Ford Motor Company of Canada
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Ford ASSET Program
3700 Willingdon Ave.
Building NE16
Burnaby, British Columbia
V5G 3H2

Eric Fry
ASSET Instructor
(604) 453-4052
Eric _Fry@BCIT.ca

The Program
The Ford ASSET program at BCIT is a two-year college diploma program leading to a bachelor program in Automotive and Heavy Equipment Management or Automotive Engineering. In addition to the technical curriculum, courses in areas such as accounting essentials, applied business practices, business math, business fundamentals, communications, customer relations and sales, drafting and physics are also an integral part of the program.

Program Length
Two years, full-time
Level 1 - 18 weeks in school, 18 weeks co-op
Level 2 - 18 weeks in school, 18 weeks co-op
Level 3 - 18 weeks in school

On successful completion of the program, students will receive an Automotive Service Technician Diploma and qualify for credit towards all four levels of technical training requirements in the Provincial AST Apprenticeship program and up to two years credit toward the four-year apprenticeship time service requirement, at the discretion of their employer. In addition, Ford ASSET program graduates will have earned credit for 4 of the 10 core specialties outlined in the Ford of Canada "PROTECH" program.

Entrance Requirements
Students who wish to become a member of the next intake of the Ford ASSET program must apply to BCIT. The application process includes the following:

  1. Complete BCIT Application for Admission and submit to the BCIT FORD ASSET Coordinator, along with all transcripts and supporting documentation together with the application fee of $60.00.
  2. Submit Ford ASSET Sponsorship Application form to BCIT FORD ASSET Coordinator.
  3. Complete the student assessment process (i.e. pre-test or interview if required)
  4. High school graduation
  5. English 12 (C)
  6. Academic Math 11 (C+)
  7. BCIT pretest is acceptable for English and Math
  8. A valid driver's license that is acceptable for use in B.C. is required.
  9. Applicants must also attend a personal interview with the department to determine their suitability for the program. An interview is granted only after all program requirements have been met.
  10. English language proficiency
  11. Knowledge and/or background in the industry are an asset.

Admission does not happen on a first come first served basis. The process is competitive. Due to the large number of applicants and limited number of seats, top down selection is employed with the most suitable applicants invited to join the program. Some applicants may meet the minimum requirements for admission and not be invited to join the program.

Interviews
Interviews will be scheduled for the most suitable applicants, based upon full meeting of the prerequisites. As well as seeking further information from short-listed applicants, the interview explores comprehension, English fluency and organization of thought and ideas.

Note: Applied Academics courses taught in BC high schools are acceptable as entrance requirements for BCIT programs. Applied Academics courses can be used to meet these requirements, as follows:

  • Technical and Professional Communications 12 meets English 12 requirement;
  • Applications of Math 11 meets Math 11 requirement;
  • Applications of Math 12 meets Math 12 requirement;
  • Applications of Physics 11 AND 12 meets Physics 11 requirement;
  • Information Technology 12 meets Computer Science 12 requirement.

For information on specific Applied Academics course equivalencies as they relate to entrance requirements for your chosen program, please contact your high school counselor or BCIT Registration and Information at 604-434-1610.

Course Hours
Burnaby Campus: 0730 - 1430

Tuition Fees
This program is tuition based, please contact BCIT for more information.

Books and Supplies
$1,516 (general estimated cost and subject to change).

Ontario

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Centennial College

Ford Motor Company of Canada
Centennial College
Ford ASSET Program
Ashtonbee Road
Scarborough, Ontario M1K 5E9
Phone: 416-289-5000 ext. 7296


Roger Gouveia
Ford ASSET Program
416-289-5000 ext. 7296
Fax: 416-759-4075
Email: rgouveia@centennialcollege.ca
 

The Program
Open to apprentices with a Ford or Ford Lincoln Sponsoring Dealer.

Focus: all aspects of Ford's latest vehicle technology, especially electronics and the diagnosing of vehicle electronic management system.

In-school training is 32 weeks long in total; every four weeks, participants alternate between the college and the employer for an overall total of 64 weeks.

Upon successful completion of the Ford ASSET program, graduates will have earned credit for 4 of the 8 core specialties outlined in the Ford of Canada "PROTECH" program: Once the provincial apprenticeship work experience criteria is met, apprentices will be eligible to write the exam for their inter-provincial journeymen's license.

Entrance Requirements

  1. Dealer and candidate are to complete a Preliminary Application and submit this along with a transcript of marks to the Ford ASSET coordinator at RRC.
  2. Once approved , the Apprenticeship Training Coordinator at the branch will send the candidate a letter of acceptance and a regular Apprenticeship Application form.
  3. The Apprenticeship application must be completed, signed, and sent to the branch along with the $50.00 registration fee.
  4. The Apprenticeship application will be processed, confirmation packages sent to both dealer and candidate, and the Apprentice placed on a school call list.
  5. School call letters are sent to the dealer and apprentice approximately 12 weeks prior to the start of in-school training.
  6. The apprentice must respond to the letter and prepay their tuition fee at least six weeks prior to attend in-school technical training.

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