The Future of Ontario’s Manufacturing Workforce: A Roadmap to Assess Needs and Capabilities

The purpose of this research project is to better understand the human resource needs and capabilities of the advanced manufacturing sector in Ontario so as to support industry competitiveness and technological change. This research also contributes to labour market development for Ontario’s workforce through an analysis of training and educational providers and recruitment and retention approaches. This project is closely related to the Trillium Network for Advanced Manufacturing’s objective of raising awareness of Ontario’s advanced manufacturing ecosystem. More specifically, it contributes to Trillium’s core programs of work that focus on 1) new production technologies and the modernization of Ontario manufacturing and 2) skills, talent, and the future of Ontario’s manufacturing workforce.

Trevor Coppins;Eva Kwan
Faculty Supervisor: 
Johanna Weststar
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