Critical Connections: Centennial College hosts hiring event to connect students with potential employers

Toronto, Ontario — On March 6, the School of Transportation at Centennial College hosted a hiring event to assist employers and students in connecting for future employment opportunities.

Specifically, the event was intended to help students reach out to potential employers and establish summer co-op opportunities as well as graduate employment for diploma students in the Automotive Service Technician, Parts and Service and Autobody programs.

The event saw approximately 103 co-op students and 150 graduate students and alumni in attendance with 38 vendors from across the industry there for networking.

Vendors included:

  • 427 Auto Collision
  • Pfaff Automotive Partners
  • Dilawri
  • CCS
  • Performance Auto Group
  • Car Hub North York
  • Car Hub Caledon Chrysler
  • Driver Autogroup
  • Penske Truck Leasing
  • UPS Canada
  • Erin Park Lexus Toyota
  • WEINS Auto Group
  • Ontario Chrysler
  • GTA Transmission Repair Corp
  • Blackstock Ford
  • Airport Kia
  • Changes On The Fly Inc.
  • Bramgate Automotive Inc.
  • Dom’s European Auto Repair
  • The Humberview Group
  • Gyro Auto Group
  • Auto Canada
  • AutoTec Careers Inc.
  • Lockhart Auto Mart
  • Whitby Collision and Glass + Owasco RV
  • Zenetec Collision Centres Inc.
  • Leggat Auto Group
  • HR4
  • Gus Brown Hyundai
  • Canada Auto Solutions
  • Revell Ford Lincoln
  • Multimatic Niche Vehicles
  • East Court Ford Lincoln
  • Master Mechanic
  • Mister Transmission International
  • Vaughan Steeles Tirecraft
  • OK Tire Etobicoke
  • Formula Honda

Collision Repair magazine reached out to Shawna Barnes, Cooperative Education Advisor & College Professor who stated that the event’s highlights were “seeing employers and students coming together, networking, [performing] on the spot interviews, and all of the collaboration between the vendors and the up-and-coming technicians.”

When asked why events like the School of Transportation’s hiring event are important, Barnes reported that “this event is important because we are already experiencing a labor shortage and so, it is important to recognize the need to foster and grow new talent through programs like Centennial’s co-op program. Taking on new apprentices is critical for the industry.”

Check out photos of the event below taken by Miguel Hortiguela.



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