There are several different components that make up the TestDrive Program. They are as follows:
The TestDrive Project Manager will present to a group of students selected by their teachers for their interest in the trades, or their participation in automotive classes or co-ops.
Students will complete a TestDrive application, cover letter and resume. They will be required to provide a teacher and community reference.
All interviews will be held at a central location, and conducted by TestDrive Program Manager, Youth Pathways Consultant, and industry employers.
Family Orientation Session
Once a student is welcomed to the program, we will hold an information session for the students and their families. There are risks and responsibilities inherent in working in the automotive trades and it is important for both students and family to be aware of this. This session will provide an overview of the program and answer any questions students and family may have.
NSCC training sessions
Students will receive safety training specific to the NSCC Automotive labs, and receive classroom and practical learning opportunities with experienced teachers and automotive professionals.
There will be an evaluation component throughout the learning sessions. The evaluation will be based on the students demonstrations of work ethic, maturity, social awareness, but most importantly their safety awareness. Skills learned and time spent on tasks will be a key element to the evaluation during the placement portion of the program.
The 200 hour paid placement with the employer will begin in July.
||– Student/teacher presentation
||– Application deadline
||– Family orientation session
||– NSCC Training sessions
|July – August
||– Work Placement (200 hr)
||– Closing Ceremony