careers for the automotive and transportation industries

Transportation Management Training
in Cambridge

Transportation Operations and Dispatching

Transportation managers are well-trained professionals operating in various parts of the automotive and transportation industries. They help run auto body shops, dealerships, and car parts retailers. Training is available in the Cambridge area for people interested in starting a managerial career working with cars, car parts and automotive professionals.

ATC’s Transport Management Training Program in Cambridge

The Cambridge campus of the Automotive Training Centre (ATC) offers a comprehensive transport management training program called Fixed Operations Specialist. This program will equip students with the skills necessary to work in managerial positions in a variety of automotive environments. Training includes a general overview of the automotive industry as well as information on what skills potential employers look for.

Topics covered in courses include:

  • The manager’s position, powers and responsibilities
  • Estimating principles, preparing estimates, Mitchell flat rate estimating, basic paint estimating and an introduction to both Audatex and automated estimating
  • The service consultant and the service facility
  • Body shop operations overview
  • Communications: customer relations and employee supervision
  • Auto Parts: management, computerized management, management procedures, marketing, selling, pricing, service charges
  • Damage: Material damage procedures, advanced procedures and analysis
  • ADP parts and service introduction
  • Product Knowledge: automotive systems, vehicle construction


ATC operates its transport management training program as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act of 2005. The Cambridge campus is a state of the art facility located on Flemming Drive just off the 401 in the heart of the automotive sector.

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Transportation Manager Job Description and Projected Demand in Cambridge

Professional transportation managers need to be skilled in the following areas:

  • Product knowledge
  • Procedural knowledge
  • Personal organization
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Business administration

Graduates of the transport management training program will be ready to work in various types of automotive businesses in Cambridge and elsewhere. These include:

  • Car and truck dealerships
  • Auto body shops
  • Garages
  • Car manufacturers
  • Retail parts stores

Some of the duties transportation managers may be expected to perform are:

  • Supervise employees
  • Serve clients
  • Coordinate inventory
  • Keep track of sales
  • Coordinate with upper management
  • Ensure that all safety and regulatory standards are met


The average salary of a transportation manager in Canada is $65,741 per year. Demand for new workers in the automotive industry is projected to consistently increase over the next several years, as Baby Boomers retire and new positions become available to skilled program graduates.

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