Province adds new funds to boost automotive trades

The Government announced its Labour Market Partnership Program (LMPP) agreement with the ARA at Advanced Collision, Victoria on April 14, 2015. The program includes developing a high-school outreach program, a human-resource toolkit, and succession-planning resources; improving human resource management practice materials; preparing B.C. auto careers marketing materials; and adding information to the new website.

The automotive sector employs about 45,000 people throughout the province, with 2,800 active apprentices currently registered in automotive sector-related trades (7% of all apprentices in B.C.’s trades training system). Labour attraction and retention is a significant issue for automotive businesses in B.C. There are so many opportunities today and in the immediate future—not just in the technical trades, but opportunities include management, administration, sales, customer service, parts recycling, drivers and much more.

We are dedicated to ensuring that the environment that our member businesses operate in is profitable and sustainable. The Labour Market Partnerships Program is a key resource to work with industry, employers, employees and communities in addressing their labour market and human resource needs.

Click here to read more about this in an article written by the Times Colonist.