Original AVIN Specialized Report, avinhub.ca, July 29, 2021
A brief guide to in-demand and emerging skills and competencies for the automotive and mobility sector in Ontario.
Driven by insights from industry executives and primary research and labour market insights, some of the key technical knowledge areas and tools and non-technical skills that are in high demand by the industry employers in Ontario were identified.
As the automotive and parts manufacturing industry transitions to the low carbon economy and embraces advanced digital and automation technologies, a workforce with a broader mix of skills, training and experience will be required.
Some of these emerging skills include digital skills related to databases and file storage, knowledge of software for project management and electronic design. Additionally, as vehicles become increasingly clean and digitized there will be an emergence of skills related to cybersecurity, data analytics and battery and charging technologies.