Empowering workers with the training they need

Technology is changing the automotive industry and these innovations are changing the way we work.

The APMA’s Digital Learning Program will give workers the training they need to succeed and provide companies with a competitive edge.

The program will provide affordable online upskilling and training for employers and workers looking to keep up with technology-driven changes in the auto industry, and for individuals seeking a career in the sector. Our phased rollout of certifications will focus on health and safety, lean manufacturing, manufacturing quality and leadership – stay tuned!

The Digital Learning Program is industry-run and industry-governed. Training programs and certifications are the result of a collaboration of industry leaders, Ontario’s colleges and universities and the Government of Ontario. Our goal is to address the skills and labour shortage while building a talent pipeline for the auto sector.

This initiative has been designed by the APMA to ensure the Canadian automotive industry remains a leader on a global scale, and to keep Ontario well-positioned to manufacture the next generation of vehicles.

APMA’s Digital Learning Program will provide affordable, industry-recognized online training that complements existing programs in Ontario’s colleges and universities but can respond faster to labour market needs

The program is focused on upskilling workers to prepare them for a successful career in the auto industry while increasing the competitiveness of your company.Digital training and certifications are being developed by industry leaders and are overseen by the Program Advisory Board. Programs will vary based on subject matter and difficulty level.In addition to providing beginner and advanced training for industry workers, the program will create a career pathways program for individuals straight out of school or entry-level positions so they can build long term careers in the auto sector.

Summer 2021 Program Offering

APMA’s Digital Learning Program is launching a “Health, Safety and Compliance” program in Summer 2021. Courses will be specific to the auto industry and compliant with Ministry of Labour requirements.

Upcoming Programs

  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Quality
  • Leadership

For more information information on APMA Digital Learning Platform, visit APMA