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Achieving Innovation and Manufacturing Excellence. Program Overview Yves Landry Foundation June 2008. Presentation Outline. Background Program Strategies Program Objectives Program Parameters Conclusions Appendix: The Yves Landry Foundation. Program Background. Emerging Opportunities. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Achieving Innovation and Manufacturing Excellence

    Program OverviewYves Landry Foundation

    June 2008

  • Presentation OutlineBackgroundProgram StrategiesProgram ObjectivesProgram ParametersConclusionsAppendix: The Yves Landry Foundation

  • Program BackgroundOntario Manufacturing Survival StrategyThe key focus of this program is to provide training that would help Ontarios manufacturers to be more innovative

  • Essential Business Plan PurposeAn Initiative that will support Ontarios manufacturers efforts to Achieve Innovation and Manufacturing Excellence. This will allow Ontario Manufacturers to emerge from the Chaotic Majority, allowing them to achieve disciplined, profitable growth such that they can survive and thrive.

  • Program StrategiesProvide funds to cover training costs that will support innovation within Ontario-based manufacturing companies, either on-site or at external locationsSupport, establish and fund new programs that will support innovation within Ontarios manufacturing companies Continuously improve the process to deliver effective training solutions that will lead to innovation

  • Program ObjectivesObjective 1: Provide funding for the retraining of existing personnel to support major innovation at a manufacturing location in OntarioObjective 2: Develop and enhance skilled employees via funding of training programs in critical areas of innovation critical to the companys future success

  • Objective 1: Retraining for InnovationRetraining of personnel to support workplace innovation in product, process, or any other area that will support manufacturing growth and developmentTraining can occur at plant location or at an offsite locationArea of innovation can be internally or externally developed

  • Objective 2: Developing Skilled People to Support InnovationFunding to support training and development of skilled personnel in any area that will enhance innovation within a manufacturing companyInnovation can be in any area that helps the company to be more competitive product, process, engineering etc.Training can occur onsite or offsite

  • Program ParametersFunding up to a maximum of $50,000 per company during the program (2008/2010)Funding covers 100% of direct training costs and up to 50% of indirect costs Process requires a preliminary application form followed by submission of application proposalFunding paid at the completion of the training and the satisfactory submission of the required training reportApplication process outlined in Request for Proposal Document covering the Funding Application Process (available on YLF website)

  • Typical Program ProcessCompany submits preliminary application conceptWithin 8 working days YLF responds with evaluation of concept and provides any suggestions to enhance program approval Company submits formal application proposalWithin 20 working days YLF responds with program evaluationUpon completion of the training and submission of summary report, cheque issued to participating company

  • Program InformationFor the complete Request for Proposal Information documents go

    For further information contact:

    Yves Landry Foundation10 four Seasons Place, Suite 801Toronto, ON M9B 6H7Phone: 416-620-5464 Fax: 416-620-9730

  • ConclusionThe goal is to achieve real, perceptible and measurable improvement in innovation capabilities within Ontario based manufacturing companies Establish innovation as an essential cornerstone for successEstablish training as an essential component for successful innovationInnovative and creative companies can survive and thrive in Ontario

  • Achieving Innovation and Manufacturing Excellence

    Appendix The Yves Landry Foundation Information

  • The Yves Landry FoundationThe Foundation

    Established by leaders in Canadas manufacturing and business sectors in 1998, to advance technological education and skills training to resolve the skilled labour and technical professional shortages facing Canadian industry.The Foundation is governed by a board of directors comprised of senior leaders from industry, education and the NGO sectors.

  • The Yves Landry FoundationThe FounderThe Foundation was born out of the vision, principles, energy and hopes of the late Yves Landry, Chairman, President and CEO of Chrysler Canada Ltd. Yves Landrys vision was: To forge an enlightened partnership between industry and education, train a world-class pool of skilled manufacturing workers, technicians, technologists and engineers, and secure technological advantage in a rapidly changing world.

  • The Yves Landry FoundationThe VisionThe Foundations mandate is to ensure that: Canadian business and employees achieve and sustain top technical status in the global manufacturing arenas in which we compete;Choosing a technological career is viewed favourably by students, parents, educators and governments; Mainstream education provides relevant, up-to-date technical education, as well as education in emerging areas to the point where the manufacturing industry does not need to provide substantial remedial or supplemental training, or import skilled workers from abroad while Canadians are unemployed or under-employed; Barriers to life-long technological education are eliminated; Young people are encouraged to enter apprenticeships, technologist and engineering co-operative education programs and activities that foster better insight about technology and the inspiring opportunities available