Content Partnerships Program will help post-secondary institutions to develop rapid training programs
August 1 – Toronto, Ontario – The Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN) is launching its new Content Partnerships (CP) Program to help workers upgrade their skills and find employment in Ontario’s growing auto sector. Under the new CP Program, postsecondary institutions can receive up to $100,000 to develop automotive and mobility-focused rapid training programs, also known as micro-credentials.
“Ontario has globally leading talent and an unrivaled highly skilled workforce. This program will connect industry with post-secondary to rapidly-skill our workforce to keep up with the pace of technology,” said Raed Kadri, Head of OVIN. “This will ensure a smooth transition for workers within an incredibly dynamic sector in Ontario.”
The CP Program will bring together post-secondary institutions and companies in the auto sector to develop micro-credentials for auto sector workers. The micro-credentials will be available on OVIN’s new online Upskilling Platform, which will also provide access to other online educational programs. Post-secondary institutions can learn more about the CP Program and how to apply by viewing the program guidelines. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.
“The future of work is here, which is why our government is investing in innovative training projects that connect workers to better jobs and bigger paycheques,” said Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training, and Skills Development. “Ontario’s auto sector is the backbone of our economy, and we need all hands on deck to fill the well-paying jobs we know are available. I congratulate the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network for helping us build a stronger province for the next generation.,”
“Ontario has attracted over $25 billion in automotive and electric vehicle battery related investments that will create thousands of new good-paying jobs in the sector,” said Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. “As we continue to grow our end-to-end EV supply chain, OVIN’s new Content Partnership Program will help ensure that workers have the skills they need to succeed. Together, we’re ensuring the vehicles of the future are made in Ontario by Ontario workers.”
The Content Partnerships (CP) program is part of OVIN’s Workforce Development and Retention objective outlined in its Talent Strategy and Roadmap. To read the full Talent Strategy & Roadmap, and associated initiatives for each objective, click here:
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About the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN)
The Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN) is the Government of Ontario’s flagship initiative on the future of automotive and mobility. OVIN is led by the Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI), and supported by the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, the Ministry of Transportation, and the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. OVIN aims to be the global leader in accelerating the development, testing, commercialization, and deployment of the next generation of electric, connected, and autonomous vehicle and mobility technologies. For more information visit: www.ovinhub.ca
Alicia Pereira, Director of Communications, Ontario Centre of Innovation