Preparations for the 2020 Summer Program are under way.  Presentation dates will be updated in coming weeks.

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!

Complete the 2020 Application Online here

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

2020 Application Deadline is:

December 13, 2019

Other dates of interest:

Interview-Preparation Workshop: February 2020

Student Interviews: March 2020

Family Information Session: April 2020

NSCC Safety Training Blocks: May & June 2020


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, 2020.
  • Are Registered in Co-op or O2 program (or will be registered 2nd term) or are in an Automotive Trades program at your school (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).
  • Completed the 25 hour class component.

Information for Students

Application Form Teacher Reference Form Community Reference Form

Once the forms are completed, please email them to or fax them to (902) 465-5734.