ERIC Number: ED470460
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
How Can 29 Colleges/Institutes/School Boards Collaborate Nationally? Lessons Learned from CAMPE-CARS Collaboration in the Automotive Sector. An Association of Canadian Community Colleges Sponsored Sectoral Case Study.
This paper reports on the status of collaboration and cooperation in the Canadian automotive industry, specifically between the Canadian Association of Motive Power Educators (CAMPE) and the Canadian Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) Council. Together, these two organizations aim to address many of the core labor market issues that have plagued Canada's "after-sales" service and repair industries for years. After 12 years, CAMPE and CARS have made considerable progress in their efforts to bridge the gap between the automotive industry and Canada's network of community colleges. This report outlines the progress made to date and identifies the six major lessons that have been learned in order to enable other groups to benefit from the CAMPE-CARS experience. The industry is identified as the employers, employees, and others involved in after-sales service and repair of light cars and trucks. In 1998, the sector employed a total of 200,544 Canadians at 27,150 facilities. Cars and light trucks have become more technologically advanced, the number of cars in Canada has grown faster than the population in recent years, a net exodus of skilled technicians is expected as baby-boomers retire, and training and skills gaps have been identified--all of which indicate the need for continued development and implementation of educational programs. (NB)
Descriptors: Auto Body Repairers, Auto Mechanics, Community Colleges, Cooperation, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs, Educational Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Industrial Arts, Institutional Cooperation, Motor Vehicles, Shared Resources and Services, Skilled Occupations, Technology Education, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Association of Canadian Community Colleges.; Human Resources Development Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada