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Gta Automotive Cluster

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    • 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 in GTA
      • 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 industry’s 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.
      • $300 million to improve border-crossing infrastructure and regulatory harmonization.
      • New environmental technologies and energy efficiencies.
      • A national research initiative supported by the Canadian government Centre of Excellence, focuses on research for improving competitiveness in the automotive sector
      • The Network currently supports over 265 top researchers working at 42 academic institutions, government research facilities and private sector research labs across Canada.
      • http://www.auto21.ca/home_e.html
      • AUTO21 2008 Conference
      • An merging conference among the Network's annual Scientific and HQP
      • This three-day event will include:
        • a Gala Banquet to celebrate the Network's achievements
        • panels that explore industry and global automotive perspectives
        • high-profile keynote speakers
      • Canada's largest automotive event; which includes:
        • AUTO21 “ Innovation Showcase ”, OCE “ Commercialization Zone ” and the IBM Internet
        • “ Collaboration Zone ”on Exhibit floor
        • Booths of key industry manufacturers and industry suppliers
        • Opportunities to meet international delegates from key automotive focused countries
        • Opportunity to network with Canada’s leading researchers
        • Numerous networking opportunities
        • http://www.apma.ca/client/apma/apma.nsf/object/2008+Brochure/$file/2008+APMA+Conference+Brochure.pdf
      • 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: Queen’s University and Niagara College.