Advanced Manufacturing employers

Autism and Advanced Manufacturing

Do you finding it challenging to keep your staffing levels high enough?

Does this affect your company’s productivity?

Have you considered hiring from the autism talent pool?

We’re exploring interest from the advanced manufacturing community to hire from the autism talent pool. Why? Because we believe the autism community talent pool could be a great solution to the talent gap in advanced manufacturing!


“Addressing the skills gap in manufacturing is a perennial topic at industry trade fairs and conferences. Whether it’s the cohort of retiring workers, the challenge of attracting young people, or the increasingly automated production line that affects the types of roles available, there has been a lot of talk about the future of the workforce. But what are we really doing about it?


This article originally appeared in the June 2019 issue of Manufacturing AUTOMATION.

It is estimated that there are over 6,000 individuals with autism in Halton Region. 

Our screening and assessment process helps to identify individuals with the right skill set, aptitude and personality to be a good fit for a variety of roles in advanced manufacturing.

Meet Titan and Tyson Gilroy. A father and son team who are showing the world what autistic individuals can accomplish in advanced manufacturing.

Organizations across North America are recognizing the value of the autism talent pool. Stereotypes are being turned in to myths when autistic individuals are given the opportunity to connect their interests and talents to the right job.

Meet Jeff Gebhardt and Ed Loften who fill very different roles at Ford and Shawn Bohlsen, an autistic Canadian who works as a valued member of the Cybersecurity team at CIBC.

Sometimes, all it takes to find the right employee is being willing to embrace a different interview and skills process. We’re helping with that through the use of two different assessments which help identify key skills and personality traits for success in advanced manufacturing.

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Funding was provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada Job Grant
Programs delivered by the Government of Ontario was in partnership with the Work Based Learning Consortium.

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