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 2020 are now closed.

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

2020 Application Deadline is:

December 20, 2019

Other dates of interest:

Interview-Preparation Workshop:

Region Date
CCRCE February 5, 2020
HRCE February 12, 2020
SSRCE February 21, 2020
TCRCE January 13, 2020

Student Interviews: 

Region Date
CCRCE February 25, 2020
HRCE February 18, 19, & 20, 2020
SSRCE March TBD 2020
TCRCE February 26, 2020

Family Information Session:

Region Date
CCRCE April 7, 2020
HRCE April 16, 2020
SSRCE  April 14, 2020
TCRCE April 15, 2020

NSCC Safety Training Blocks:

Region Week One Week Two
CCRCE May 5-7, 2020 June 2-4, 2020
HRCE May 13-15, 2020 June 3-5, 2020
SSRCE May 11-13, 2020 May 25-27, 2020
TCRCE May 4-6, 2020 May 25-27, 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 interested in exploring a career in the Motive Power industry

Information for Students