Province Spends $ 7 Million on Training and Placement of Under-Represented Groups in Auto Manufacturing
Up to 800 people from under-represented groups will soon be able to access paid training and internships in the automotive manufacturing sector.
The provincial government is investing $ 7 million in the project, which is led by the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (AMPA).
Officials say paid internships will be offered to as many as 100 interns each month.
Most of the investment opportunities will be with small and medium-sized businesses, representing hundreds of auto parts manufacturers across Ontario.
To find candidates, the association will work with community organizations and employment service providers.
Internships last at least three months and participating employers can get up to $ 8,000 in support for each intern. Up to $ 3,000 can be used as a wage subsidy.
“Our auto industry offers opportunities across the province for talented, trained and enthusiastic workers,” said Labor Minister Monte McNaughton. “This program will help ensure that people facing multiple barriers have access to free training and move on to promising careers in assembly line work, machine operation or quality assurance. name just a few. It will boost our economy, our workforce and, just as important, create great local jobs that will make our communities stronger. We will once again make Ontario’s auto sector one of the most competitive in the world.
In the fourth quarter of 2020, the province reports that there were 2,280 job postings in the transportation equipment manufacturing sector.
Applications are being accepted now and internships are expected to start between June 2021 and March 2022.
To find out how to apply, click here.