Automotive and Transportation
The automotive industry is one of the most iconic in American business sectors with deep and extensive connections into the industrial and cultural fabric of the country. The United States has one of the largest automotive markets in the world and is home to 13 auto manufacturers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, post-recession, this industry shows brisk recovery with a 10 percent increase in sales for four consecutive years and a consequential increase in employment in auto manufacturing and retail.
In addition to cyclical changes, this industry has seen significant restructuring over the past three decades. Once a bastion for unskilled labor, this industry now calls for highly skilled technicians and engineers working in cross-cultural global teams that are capable of higher order diagnostic problem solving, incorporating computer technology and making decisions on the front line.
The Automotive and Transport Commission guides and supports CTE schools in ensuring that students are adequately trained and well positioned to access high-skill opportunities in the auto and transport sector.
The commission focuses on automotive programs, and transportation-related programs covering aviation, logistics, and marine systems technology. Eddie Gazzillo, Education Director for the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, chairs the commission.
Priorities for 2016-2017:
- Provide teaching training resources: Have increased usage of CDX Online Learning, Provide more access to externships, Support schools with ASE credentialing
- Strengthen the link between internships and post secondary career opportunities
- Implement the CTE Industry Scholars Internship Program where students can gain meaningful work based learning opportunities
CTE Industry Scholars Program
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Labor Market Information for the Automotive and Transportation Sector: