Thursday, February 22, 2018

Auto education and careers take centre stage at the 2018 AutoShow

People browsing at Toronto Auto Show

The 2018 Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto, presented by the Toronto Star and Wheels.ca., is now open to the public at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

In recent years, one of the many features of the AutoShow — which runs till Feb. 25 — has been exhibits and displays that focus on automotive education and automotive careers.

As the retail automobile industry continues to grow and evolve, career opportunities in this sector for men and women of all ages have never been greater.

At this year’s AutoShow, the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association is highlighting many of those careers, along with the educational requirements and guidance for landing a job in this exciting industry.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Ontario “supercluster” among 5 Canadian tech groups to share $950 million federal fund

Federal Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains makes a funding announcement in Montreal last fall.

OTTAWA - Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains has named five technology groups that will each get a piece of up to $950 million in what the government calls its "superclusters" initiative, a high-tech collaboration strategy aimed at fostering growth and creating jobs.

— The Advanced Manufacturing supercluster in the Toronto-Hamilton-Waterloo corridor will connect technology strengths to manufacturing industry to prepare for the economy of tomorrow. It involves the University of Waterloo, Guelph-based auto parts firm Linamar Corp., MaRS Discovery District and Maple Leaf Foods among other companies and organizations.

— The Ocean supercluster based in Atlantic Canada will use innovation to improve competitiveness in Canada's ocean-based industries, including fisheries, oil and gas and clean energy;