Career decisions do not come easy to most individuals. A career in the trades can offer a challenging career with competitive wages and the satisfaction of working with your hands on the latest automotive technology. The TestDrive program offers a stimulating experience in the automotive trades to help you steer your future in the right direction!
2018 Application Deadline is:
Other dates of interest:
HRSB: February 13
TCRSB: January 18
CCRSB: January 17
SSRSB: January 12
HRSB: March 1, 2, 5 (snow date March 6)
TCRSB: February 13, 14
CCRSB: March 20, 21
SSRSB: February 28
Family Information Session:
HRSB: April 10
TCRSB: March 22
CCRSB: April 9
SSRSB: March 20
NSCC Training Blocks:
HRSB: May 14-18 & June 25-29
TCRSB: April 30-May 4 & May 28- June 1
Community Reference Form
Once the forms are completed, please email them to testdrive@AutomotiveSectorCouncil.ca or fax them to (902) 465-5734
The Test Drive program offers you the chance to work in a variety of different automotive trades, while earning 3 high school co-op credits, 300 apprenticeship hours, and NSCC scholarship opportunities. And to top it all off, you’ll get paid for a portion of your summer work placement!
Do you have questions about the program? Please see our FAQ for the answers you seek.
You are eligible for the TestDrive program if you:
- Are in Grade 10 or 11.
- Will be 16 years of age, as of May 1, 2018.
- Are Registered in Co-op or O2 program (or will be registered 2nd term) or are in an Automotive Trades program at your school (Currenly Halifax Regional School (HRSB) and Chignecto-Central Regional School Board (CCRSB).
- If you are not part of Co-op, O2 or Skilled Trades programs, you are still eligible to participate in the TestDrive program. Please speak to the Co-op or O2 teacher at your school (HRSB and CCRSB).
- Completed the 25 hour class component.