COAST was developed by the OAC in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to support the Ontario Aerospace & Aviation Industry to engage, retain and upskill their employees and aid in COVID-19 recovery strategies. We are delighted to be working with the Province of Ontario on this initiative through their Skills Catalyst Fund under the Ministry of Labour, Training & Skills Development.
COAST offers blended work integrated training programs for OAC members and the sector, enabling employers to enhance and retain critical skills and employees by supporting their technical and professional development.
Current course content includes non-technical/soft skills training for in-demand skills and customized “Business of Aerospace” offerings during the Pilot Phase of the program, which runs through March 2021. Upon successful completion of the Pilot, the plan is to enhance the platform with additional course offerings including technical skills training.