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!

Applications for Summer 2021 will open February 1, 2021

When completing your online application, please ensure to include your Cover Letter and Resume.

2021 Application Deadline is:

February 19, 2021

Other dates of interest:


Student Interviews: March 2021


Family Information Session: April 2021


NSCC Safety Training Blocks:

Region Week One Week Two
CCRCE May 4, 5, 6, 2021 June 1, 2, 3, 2021
HRCE May 3, 4, 5, 2021 June 2, 3, 4, 2021
SSRCE May 10, 11, 12, 2021 May 31, June 1 & 2, 2021
TCRCE May 3, 4, 5, 2021 May 25, 26, 27, 2021
CSAP Joined with Regions Varied by geographical location

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, up to 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, 2021
  • Are interested in exploring a career in the Motive Power industry

Information for Students