Ford announces $4.7M for two automotive sector training programs

Both training programs are free for workers and funded through Ontario’s $700 million skills development fund.

Published May 24, 2023 at 5:00pm

Hunter Cresswell
Hunter Cresswell
Ford announces $4.7M for two automotive sector training programs
Ontario Premier Doug Ford attends a news conference at Bramalea GO Station, in Brampton, on Thursday May 11, 2023. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press)

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced $4.7 million in funding to enhance training for people working in the automotive sector.

“This investment will support a new job placement program led by the Auto Parts Manufacturers’ Association of Canada to provide people with hands-on training focused on manufacturing basics, health and safety, and other critical skills,” Ford said Wednesday at a press conference held in a Transform Automotive Canada plant in south-east London, Ont.

“The second project, led by the Automotive Industries Association of Canada, will provide workers with classrooms and in-shop training to get the skills they need to transition and launch their careers in the electric vehicle industry.”

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