MOBILE MODULES  Secondary students in the Ottawa area can expect the world of skilled trades to be rolling up to their school’s doors sometime soon, as the St. Lawrence College Mobile Skills Training Lab makes its way through the area. The lab has been making its rounds through the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) […]

SATA Seal: SATA 410N painter course to kick off Dec. 6, space still available

Toronto, Ontario — In the aim to fill a long-term gap in automotive refinishing training, SATA Canada is gearing up for its inaugural 410N automotive painter class (Red Seal equivalent), set to kick off on Dec. 6 at the company’s Vaughan, Ont. training facility. Open to new students and experienced painters alike, SATA’s new course will […]

Eyes on the Future: Mercedes-Benz announces interactive remote support via HoloLens headset

Toronto, Canada ⁠— Imagine a world where repair solutions appear before your very eyes. Seems like a dream, right? Well, Mercedes-Benz Canada has announced the implementation of a training solution that offers just that. According to Mercedes-Benz, the new Mercedes-Benz Virtual Remote Support program allows technicians⁠ to wear the HoloLens 2 headset⁠—a wireless, ‘holographic’ display device⁠—to […]


VOLKS-REALITY Volkswagen is exploring virtual reality (VR) training delivery to educate collision repair students on the automaker’s technology, repairing mixed materials, joining techniques, electric vehicle repairs and more. During February’s SkillsCanada Automotive Technology Summit, Volkswagen collision repair program manager Scott Wideman delivered a demonstration and discussion of the automaker’s endeavours in VR training. The demo […]

Spot Me a Welder?: Car-O-Liner® donating spot welder to trade school giveaway

Ottawa, Ontario – One lucky school could be the recipient of a brand new CTR7 Spot Welder, generously donated by Car-O-Liner® as part of the Skills Canada Collision Repair Program, directed by Skills/Compétences Canada. Valued at approximately $24,000 (USD), a spot welder of this calibre is expected to be a most welcome upgrade for eligible post-secondary […]