Breaking Barriers to Skills and Training Gaps through Professional Development

James A Ejiwale

Abstract


The automotive industry is experiencing a revolutionary technological transformation as it expands the development and production of more fuel efficient, environmentally friendly vehicles. There is a need to increase the pool of automotive technicians, engineering technologists, and engineers who are prepared to apply advanced automotive technologies in the research, design, development, tooling, manufacturing, service, reuse, and recycling of these vehicles and their components. Therefore, on the one hand, it is imperative to improve and disseminate educational programs that better prepare the workforce for technical jobs in advanced automotive technology. On the other, the effect of skills and training gaps on college graduate should be identified, minimized or eradicated completely. This presentation will address what skills and training gaps are and how to minimize their potential barriers through professional development.

Keywords


Professional Development, Skills Gap, Stakeholders, Training Gap.

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