B.C. auto industry focuses on safety and sustainability - Automotive Retailers Association

B.C. auto industry focuses on safety and sustainability

April 15, 2013, VICTORIA – Government has invested $100,000 in a Labour Market Partnerships Program agreement with the Automobile Retailers Association (ARA) and its automotive industry partners to undertake labour market research to identify the future labour needs of the sector. B.C.’s automotive industry, which includes the automotive aftermarket and service sectors, will need more skilled employees in the near future, and this partnership allowed the industry to identify their human resource needs to ensure they have skilled workers to fill key positions in these sectors. The research project took an industry “pulse check” to compare future labour demand with anticipated supply to see how they will align. The project identified a future gap in all employment areas in the automotive sector, with particularly significant gaps in technical and professional occupations.

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B.C. auto industry focuses on safety and sustainability