The next generation of talent will drive the success of Canada’s automotive sector and the APMA is committed to attracting and investing in top talent. Building on the success of our Future of Work programs, including the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Fund and the DRIVEN Digital Learning Program, the APMA is pleased to announce a new scholarship program.

In partnership with Invest WindsorEssex, the Future of Work Scholarship Program will award eight (8) scholarships worth $2,500 each, for a total of $20,000, to post-secondary students in any year of study pursuing a future in Canada’s exciting automotive industry in the following categories:
The APMA launched the Future of Work Scholarship Program in 2022 that awarded ten scholarships worth $2,500 each to post-secondary students in any year of study pursuing a future in Canada’s exciting automotive industry. This $25,000 fund included four scholarships from Invest WindsorEssex and one from Build a Dream.
Building on this success, the APMA is seeking industry partners to help grow our impact. In this program, we are looking for companies and organizations to invest in the next generation of talent by sponsoring or matching scholarships so we can help even more students pursue a career in Canada’s automotive industry.
To date, $25,000 in scholarships have been awarded in the following categories:
Engineering –
including but not limited to chemical, computer, electrical, environmental, mechanical, materials areas of studies
Skilled Trades –
including but not limited to mold makers, tool and die, millwright, electric and mechanical technicians
Cross Border Logistics –
including but not limited to supply-chain management, cyber-security, GIS and sustainable transportation
Policy Leadership –
including business management, public administration, international law and environment studies with an eye to application within automotive


Student at a Canadian postsecondary institution

A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, protected person or international student

Any year of study including post graduate studies

Pursuing a career in Canada’s automotive sector

Studying in one of the following areas: engineering, skilled trades, cross border
logistics or policy leadership

A diverse group of jurists with some of Canada’s most respected automotive champions was led by former APMA Chair, Martin Mazza and include Akosua Alagaratnam, Executive Director, First Work; Nour Hachem-Fawaz, President, Build a Dream; Grace Macaluso, Managing Editor, Automotive News Canada; Stephen Mackenzie, President and CEO, Invest WindsorEssex; Lauren Tedesco, Senior Vice President, APMA. As a proud participating organization in the Government of Canada’s 50-30 Challenge, the APMA applyies the same core aspiration commitments to the Future of Work Scholarship.

For More Information:

Please contact:

Melanie Barahona

Program Lead