On May 17, a new group of students from AYCE (Alternative Youth Centre for Employment) attended a special day of activities at CSN – Brimell Collision in Scarborough, Ont.
AYCE, a division of Tropicana Community Services, regularly sends students to Brimell for the Automotive Customer Service and Paint and Collision Tour and Training initiative as part of their curriculum within the Pre-Apprenticeship Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer program.
The objective is to provide an understanding of a complete automotive retail operation, the important role the automotive industry plays within the economy and society, as well as the potential career avenues available.
The event began at 10.00 am with an introductory message from Mohammad Shahzad, Client and Community Relations Manager at Brimell.
This was followed by a session on the Importance and future scope of talented professionals in the Automotive Sales, Service and Collision Repairs industry.
An additional, class; a concise training course on “Automotive Customer Service” exclusively designed for AYCE students was also provided.
Following the end of the formal training program and refreshments, the students were given a tour of the Brimell Group sales, service and parts department, followed by an inclusive tour of CSN – Brimell Collision led by Richard Marsh, Manager for the group’s paint & collision operations.
At the end of the tour, students were encouraged to ask questions during a special Q&A session, while each attendee also received a gift for taking part in the program.