CAV Talent Catalyst
Pilot Program

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Creating a Globally Competitive Smart Mobility Workforce in Ontario

Over the last year, Invest Ottawa, in partnership with Ontario’s #AVIN and industry leaders, developed and piloted a new skills development program that aims to help create a globally competitive, future-ready workforce in Ontario.

Focused on smart mobility and Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs), the CAV Talent Catalyst Pilot Program offered participants a hands-on, interactive learning experience with industry leaders that are developing and employing cutting-edge technologies.

These include 5G, #AI, machine learning, computer vision, LiDAR, BlackBerry Jarvis, cybersecurity, and more.

Together, we delivered 13+ workshops that addressed 24 skills gaps and enabled 260+ participants to engage and learn from tech leaders and potential employers, including: AccentureADGA Group Consultants Inc.AurrigoAmazon Web Services (AWS)BlackBerry QNXCS Group – CanadaEasyMileHexagon PPM AutonomouStuffNokiaSensor CortekTempo Analytics & VIVA Lab.

These sessions leveraged the unique capabilities of Area X.O and engaged a broad mix of participants from every walk of life, including:

  • New grads seeking critical first career opportunities and direct linkages to employers

 

  • Members of our tech workforce who aim to reskill or upskill to advance their career

 

  • Entrepreneurs, innovators and developers who aim to put groundbreaking tech to work

 

  • Students, researchers and professors

 

These industry-led workshops harnessed the power of collaboration, and some of the greatest strengths Ottawa has to offer Ontario and the world. They delivered actionable insight, evidence-based outcomes and an impactful approach that can be adapted and employed to help the smart mobility and automotive industry and related tech sectors gain a competitive talent edge.

For example, our CAV Talent Catalyst Team created an intentional diversity methodology for workshop participant selection to help fuel the development of a more diverse and inclusive talent pipeline

  • This improved diversity levels in attendees from an average of 59% to 84% diversity.

 

  • 70% of participants were from priority equity groups.

 

We are excited to share all key outcomes and learnings with our community, and employ them in future programs.

Together, we will maximize our collective impact; drive new opportunities for tech talent and companies; and create an even stronger, more globally competitive smart mobility workforce in Ontario.

Special thanks to the Ontario Government, our CAV Talent, Area X.O, Invest Ottawa team, all industry and post-secondary partners, participants, Ontario Centre of Innovation and #AVIN collaborators for your support of our smart mobility innovators, firms and community.

Created in collaboration with and delivered by leading industry organizations, the CAV Talent Catalyst program will explore the foundations of CAVs, highlight up-to-date sensor technology and provide an overview of cybersecurity protocols; the program also provides the opportunity to connect with industry professionals.

Program delivery partners include Accenture, Hexagon (AutonomouStuff), Sensor Cortek, Tempo Analytics & VIVA Lab (UOttawa), Aurrigo, EasyMile, BlackBerry QNX, Nokia, CS Canada, ADGA and AWS.

Driving Your Career Growth

Invest Ottawa, in partnership with Ontario’s AVIN and industry collaborators, are piloting a new skills development program aimed ensuring that Ontario’s workforce is future-ready. Focused on smart mobility and Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs), the CAV Talent Catalyst program, will launch career growth, offering participants a hands-on learning experience with cutting-edge technologies including AI, machine learning, computer vision, LiDAR, BlackBerry Jarvis, 5G communication and more.

Created in collaboration with and delivered by leading industry organizations, the CAV Talent Catalyst program will explore the foundations of CAVs, highlight up-to-date sensor technology and provide an overview of cybersecurity protocols; the program also provides the opportunity to connect with industry professionals.

Program delivery partners include Accenture, Hexagon (AutonomouStuff), Sensor Cortek, Tempo Analytics & VIVA Lab (UOttawa), Aurrigo, EasyMile, BlackBerry QNX, Nokia, CS Canada, ADGA and AWS.

Eligibility

The program, while in its pilot stage, will be offered for free to selected participants and will require the completion of feedback surveys and knowledge assessments. Only candidates who reside in Ontario and possess the technical requirements will be considered. Interested candidates must complete the CAV Talent survey.

 

Take the CAV Talent Survey

Pilot Programs

The CAV Talent Catalyst offers pilot programs, through industry-lead workshops. Take the CAV Talent Survey to apply now.

Pilot 4: Machine Learning and Communication Systems (AWS & Nokia)

Workshops

AWS: August 10-13 (9 AM-5 PM) August 18-20 (9 AM-5 PM), August 26 (9 AM – 5 PM).

Nokia: August 16-20 (9 AM – 5 PM)

Format: Online
*Participants are required to attend each day of the workshop.* 

(Completed) 

Program Overview and Orientation


Pilot 1: Introduction to Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

 


Pilot 2: Computer Vision, LiDAR, RADAR & Last Mile Shuttle Solutions

 


Pilot 3: Cybersecurity & Communications

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for more information. 

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Valued Anchor Partners

  • Invest Ottawa
  • AVIN Ontario logo

Delivery Partners

  • Accenture
  • Aurrigo
  • blackberry QNX
  • Easymile
  • Nokia
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