Ontario Preparing People for Careers in the Auto and Advanced Manufacturing Sectors

Published on September 08, 2020

Ontario Preparing People for Careers in the Auto and Advanced Manufacturing Sectors

Innovative Projects Will Train and Re-Train Thousands for In-demand Jobs

 

 The Ontario government is investing $9.3 million in 11 training projects to help approximately 2,000 students and job seekers prepare for auto and advanced manufacturing careers. The funding will support projects from a range of organizations, including auto manufacturers, industry associations, training providers and public universities and colleges.

The following funding recipients were selected through calls for proposals: The Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, George Brown College, Skills for Change of Metro Toronto, Ford Motor Company of Canada, Humber College, the Canadian Skills Training and Employment Coalition, Seneca College Newnham Campus, Sheridan College, and Centennial College.

The training projects range from hands-on learning opportunities for students in co-op or internship settings to short-duration, high quality college courses that help laid-off workers learn to operate high-tech machinery or gain credentials for good jobs in the auto or advanced manufacturing sector.