The Automobile Retailers Association and its industry partners have conducted a study to identify future labour needs of the sector.
The research project took an industry “pulse check” to compare future labour demand with anticipated supply to see how they will align. The project identified a future gap in all employment areas in the automotive sector, with particularly significant gaps in technical and professional occupations.
“We’ve been aware of the pending skills gap for some time and believe that developing a human resource strategy is a critical step toward ensuring we have the necessary skilled employees for continued growth and success and that career oriented individuals see the exciting professional and entrepreneurial development opportunities in this dynamic sector,” said Ken McCormack, president and CEO of ARA.
The study is the first of its type in B.C. to determine future skilled labour needs for the automotive sector.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor