Gta Automotive Cluster
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- 1. By: Sally Yip
- The Industry
- Jobs and the Local Economy
- OAIS &A Call for Action: A Canadian Auto Strategy,
- GTA AUTO CLUSTER: Auto 21
- AUTO21 Conference 2008
- A.P.M.A. Annual Conference & Exhibit:Developing 2020 Vision
- Strategic Skills Programs inGTA
- The Greater Toronto Area is the second largest automotive cluster in North America & is accounts for 58% in Ontario.
- Three major auto manufacturers General Motors, Ford and DaimlerChrysler operate 6 assembly plants in the GTA.
- More than 700 parts manufacturers help make the GTA one of the most vital and diverse automotive clusters on the continent.
- Ontario is the most important vehicle-producing jurisdiction in North America, with 2.4 million vehicles in the GTA Area in 2006.
- Produce the highest vehicles quantity than any other region or State
- The auto industry directly employs 63,400 people in the GTA.
- Auto workers paycheques is accounted for $3.3 billion into the GTA economy in 2004 (or $9.1 million a day).
- Thousands more jobs are created to supply the industry: jobs in steel, plastics and other manufacturing and services.
- Which stimulate an estimated 89,000 jobs throughout the economy
- In 2004, the Canadian Automotive Partnership Council (CAPC) released, A Call for Action: A Canadian Auto Strategy,
- Ontario Government launched the Ontario Automotive Investment Strategy (OAIS), a new five-year, $500 million program designed to strengthen the industrys competitiveness.
- These strategic initiatives will support private sector investment with:
- Advanced skills training to keep pace with new technology and processes.
- Innovation through consumer credits and commercialization tax credits.
- Over $1 billion for leading-edge investment in automotive engineering and manufacturing facilities.
- $300 million to improve border-crossing infrastructure and regulatory harmonization.
- New environmental technologies and energy efficiencies.
- A national research initiative supported by the Canadian government Centre of Excellence, focuses on research for improving competitiveness in the automotive sector
- The Network currently supports over 265 top researchers working at 42 academic institutions, government research facilities and private sector research labs across Canada.
- AUTO21 2008 Conference
- An merging conference among the Network's annual Scientific and HQP
- This three-day event will include:
- a Gala Banquet to celebrate the Network's achievements
- panels that explore industry and global automotive perspectives
- high-profile keynote speakers
- Canada's largest automotive event; which includes:
- AUTO21 Innovation Showcase , OCE Commercialization Zone and the IBM Internet
- Collaboration Zone on Exhibit floor
- Booths of key industry manufacturers and industry suppliers
- Opportunities to meet international delegates from key automotive focused countries
- Opportunity to network with Canadas leading researchers
- Numerous networking opportunities
- Advanced Manufacturing & Design Technologies Centres for Brampton and Regional Manufacturers (Brampton)
- Project lead: Sheridan College
- Centre for Engineering Design and Rapid Manufacturing (Toronto)
- Project lead: Centennial College.
- Integrated Manufacturing Centre (Oshawa)
- Project lead: Durham College & University of Ontario Institute of Technology
- Strategic Training in Nanotechnology, Fuel Cells and Smart Structures (Kingston, Toronto, Niagara Falls)
- Project leads: Queens University and Niagara College.