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"I plan to push my career to the limit."

Fourth-year Automotive Service Technician apprentice Andrew Wilson has a soft spot for the 1965 2+2 Mustang Fastback.

He's also intrigued by the latest technologies used in today's aerodynamic McLaren P1, the first hybrid-designed supercar in the world.

Andrew, 27, first heard about Camosun's Automotive Service Technician program through recommendations from local mechanics. "In my opinion Camosun is one of the best training facilities in the country. The best part of my experience is my instructors, the facilities and my peers."

Energetic, focused, and ready for a challenge, Andrew says the specialized mechanical and technical skills he's learned throughout his training are directly applicable to his career. "Every year I attend Camosun I leave more capable and confident."

From body, chassis and engine systems to electrical and electronic instrumentation, computer networks and control systems, Camosun's Automotive Service Technician students learn how to accurately analyze and repair today's vehicles. They study mechanical systems, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, electronics, and the latest in fuel injection, emission controls, and hybrid technology.

As for his future, like the McLaren P1, Andrew plans to push his career to the absolute limit.

"Eventually I'd like to be in a position to share my knowledge the same way my instructors and apprenticeship journeymen have for me," he says. "I want to be at the top of my trade. I want to go all the way!"

Want to push your career to the limit?

As the largest provider of trades training on Vancouver Island, Camosun offers a wide variety of Trades and Apprenticeship programs, including the popular Automotive Service Technician program.

Construction is underway for the new Trades Education & Innovation Complex, and Camosun looks forward to welcoming trades students into the new facility in the Fall of 2015.

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Last updated: September 23, 2015 5:05 pm

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