Enrollment Procedures

Enrollment Procedures

 

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 5 of the 8 core specialties outlined in the Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited "Service Technician Specialty Training" 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

 

  • Dealer interview and selection of an ASSET student.
  • Complete the Preliminary Data Form & submit to SAIT, with a transcript.
  • Contact the Institute for Aptitude Testing SAIT (403) 284-8471
  • The Institute will notify the Apprenticeship Division Office.
  • Employer is to register the Apprentice with their local Apprenticeship Division office.
  • Apprenticeship Division to enter the applicants name on file.
  • Apprenticeship Division to send out the School notice.
  • Apprentice to submit school application with the tuition fee to SAIT.
  • 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.
  • Institute to send out confirmation notice of registration.
  • Ensure that the apprentice is released for technical training. Must come with appropriate EI documents and $300 for books and supplies.

 

 

 

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

 

Erwin Zeitner
ASSET Instructor

(604) 453-4052
Erwin_Zeitner@BCIT.ca



The Program

 

Automotive Service Technicians must be proficient in using computerized diagnostic equipment to test, adjust and repair sophisticated Ford vehicle systems. With the BCIT Ford ASSET Program, beyond acquiring your Automotive Service Technician and Operations (ASTO) Diploma and writing the Level 1, 2, 3 BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) Certificate of Qualification exams, you also receive specialized training for Ford Certification in Brakes, Electrical, Steering and Suspension, Engine Repair, and Climate Control systems.

Ford dealerships sponsor ASSET students during two 6 month work terms, so you gain real world experience while receiving a wage and the opportunity to demonstrate your skills for employment upon graduation. Many Ford dealers hire graduates from the program.
 

Program Length

Two years (93 weeks), Full-time


Term 1: 13 weeks in school, 22 weeks co-op work term

Term 2: 12 weeks in school

Term 3: 12 weeks in school, 22 weeks co-op work term

Term 4: 12 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 5 of the 8 core specialties outlined in the Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited "Service Technician Specialty Training" 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:

 

  • 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.
  • Submit Ford ASSET Sponsorship Application form to BCIT FORD ASSET Coordinator.
  • Complete the student assessment process (i.e. pre-test or interview if required)
  • High school graduation
  • English 12 (C)
  • Academic Math 11 (C+)
  • BCIT pretest is acceptable for English and Math
  • A valid driver's license that is acceptable for use in B.C. is required.
  • 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.
  • English language proficiency
  • 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: 07:30 - 14:30


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).

 

 

 

Manitoba    

 

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Red River College

 

Ford Motor Company of Canada
Red River College
Ford ASSET Program

M208-2055 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0J9
Phone: 204-632-3099

Mark Blackner
RRC Academic Coordinator

(204) 632-3785
mblackner@rrc.ca

Ross Paddock
ASSET Instructor

(204) 632-3099
rpaddock@rrc.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 5 of the 8 core specialties outlined in the Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited "Service Technician Specialty Training" 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

 

  • 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.
  • Once approved, the Apprenticeship Training Coordinator at the branch will send the candidate a letter of acceptance and a regular Apprenticeship Application form.
  • The Apprenticeship application must be completed, signed, and sent to the branch along with the registration fee.
  • The Apprenticeship application will be processed, confirmation packages sent to both dealer and candidate.
  • School registration procedures and related costs will be included with the confirmation package from Manitoba Apprenticeship.


For more information about the ASSET Program and Manitoba Apprenticeship please click here.

 

 

 

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 5 of the 8 core specialties outlined in the Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited "Service Technician Specialty Training" 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

 

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

 

 

Get Your Training Sponsored by a Dealership – Find Out How 

 

 

The future is here! Ford and Ford Lincoln dealerships recruit and support only the best people in the industry. To participate, 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!

 

 

Dealerships

 

Sponsoring Ford and Ford Lincoln dealers play a vital role in the Ford ASSET program so it is important that you contact the service manager at the dealership in your area to obtain sponsorship information.

 

First, our dealerships will interview you. If you are successful, you are assigned an in-dealership coordinator who will work with the school Ford ASSET coordinator to plan and monitor your curriculum. Our dealerships provide the work experience that reinforces your most recent classroom instruction. They supply you with uniforms (in keeping with dealership policy). And, yes, you are paid for working at the dealership.

 

 

The Benefits of Building a Career with Ford

 

Ford ASSET graduates receive Ford Motor Company of Canada Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) credentials that technicians receive when attending Ford training centres and gain hands-on dealership experience. This translates into a job market that is hungry for certified automotive technicians. In 2016 all Ford ASSET program graduates were hired for full-time positions at one of approximately 440 Ford or Ford Lincoln dealerships across Canada.