Skills for the Automotive Industry was a 30-year project funded by Fundación Televisa and Fundación FCA. The purpose of the project was primarily to transfer in-demand competencies to graduates from schools in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system in the states of Coahuila and Mexico. These geographic areas are home to some of the most sophisticated processes in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Mexico operations, specifically as they relate to tool and die making and electrics automation. The initiative worked to reduce the regional skills gap and create compelling incentives for technical skills training in the area.
Skills for the Automotive Industry achieved incredible results in both Coahuila and the state of Mexico through developing specialized, demand-driven curricula; technical training for teachers and students; training in supply chain processes; tool design and construction; and job search training.
The final results of the program included:
- 7,923 young people trained (M=55%;F=45%)
- 2 technical careers improved with the inclusion of 300 hrs. of industry-driven critical content
- 29 municipalities reached
- 72+ professors trained
- 55% graduate employment rate achieved