Auto Parts Clerks 


Storekeepers and parts clerks store and issue parts / supplies both for sale and use in their organizations.


Work: People in this group work in business / government.

Title Examples: Automotive Partsperson, Motor Vehicle Parts Clerk, Parts Clerk, Parts Supplier, Partsperson

Useful Secondary School subjects: Business, Computer Basics, Math, English

Degrees associated with this career: High School Diploma, Certificate

Requirements: You usually need a high school diploma and may need some specialized training after high school, along with some work experience. To be a parts clerk, you may need a three-year apprenticeship program or specialized high school training and a one-year college course. Trade certification is available but voluntary in all provinces, except in Ontario. British Columbia offers a three-year apprenticeship program and voluntary certification for industrial engines / equipment partsperson. Interprovincial trade certification (Red Seal) is also available to qualified parts clerks. With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a supervisor. Most recent entrants have a high school diploma, and almost 3 in 10 have a trade / vocational certificate or community college diploma.

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