Career Ready – Auto
Developing, improving, and expanding partnerships
Our Career Ready Automotive project (now completed) – worked with automotive manufacturers with co-op work placements.
The project’s goal was to develop, improve, and expand partnerships with employers in both automotive and advanced manufacturing enterprises.
During the project we provided 16 different employers involved in automotive manufacturing with 184 skilled students, apprentices, and recent graduates.
Importantly, over 60 of our student placements were hired permanently by an automotive manufacturer after their work placement.
Helping auto sector recruitment
Aside from providing manufacturing firms with new talent, our efforts also:
- Strengthened and expanded on CSTEC’s regional partnerships between automotive and advanced manufacturing sector employers and postsecondary institutions.
- Increased the quality and quantity of experiential learning opportunities for students in industrial training programs at community colleges.
- Shared best practices between networks of regional employers and colleges.
- Provided opportunities for students who, without support, might otherwise not consider a career in auto and advanced manufacturing.