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Trades Video Playlists

Explore Automotive Trades

October 26, 2021

Interested in what it takes to get started in the automotive trades? Watch the interviews and hear how these people got their start.

Automotive Trades Playlist

Automotive trades, sometimes called motive power trades, are what keep vehicles of all sorts running at their best.

Our video playlists for other categories of trades can be found here.


Dan Orchard - Marine Engine Mechanic

Dan Orchard is a licensed marine mechanic at C.A.S. Power Marine where he started as an apprentice with Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP). He describes the type of work that he does.

Anabela De Araujo - Auto Service Assistant

Anabela De Araujo describes her OYAP experience as amazing. She says that if you think you can see yourself in a trade, do it. She is now working as a Service Assistant with the Mercedes Benz dealership in Kitchener.

Mary Marshall - Service Advisor

Mary Marshall who now works as a service advisor at Team Truck Centres reflects on how participating in OYAP kickstarted her career. She has now been a licensed technician for two years.

Hogan Randell - Truck and Coach Industry

Hogan Randell is in the truck and coach program at Conestoga. His participation in OYAP helped him to decide to pursue this goal instead of working on cars. It also helped him get experience and learn soft skills that employers value.

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