Bodyworx talks Tropicana: Winter issue highlights fresh repairers entering the trade

Fresh repairers entering the trade

By CRM staff

Toronto, Ontario — November 8, 2018 — Bodyworx Professional Magazine is set to print and we are excited to share it with you!

From recent autobody graduates, to a deeper look into the opportunities of an auto-dismantler, the upcoming issue details the events and people of interest to every collision industry professional. 

Take a sneak peek at the cover story, which highlights the stories of student’s from Tropicana’s award-winning auto repair program. 


Tropicana’s freshly trained repairers

By Jordan Arseneault

It’s almost time for lunch as Jorden Cardinell puts the final touches on the front end of a newly repaired bumper. The inspiring apprentice inspects the part from all sides, before sliding underneath the vehicle to secure its clips.  

Covered in grease from head to toe, Cardinell can’t help but smile. In the span of a few months he had transformed his life, from a high school graduate with a dream, to an automotive student with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the field of collision repair.   

“I fell in love with autobody in high school but had no practical experience outside of that,” Cardinell said.

That all changed earlier this year when Cardinell stumbled across the Tropicana autobody pre-apprenticeship program. The program which includes seven weeks of pre-employment training and a 12-week level one auto body collision and damage repair course at Centennial College, was exactly the type course Cardinell envisioned himself enrolling in.


For the whole story, and much, much more, check out Bodyworx Professional’s winter issue, available .

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