Media Advisory: Automotive Industries Association of Canada to announce new results of national research report on advancing women in the automotive industry.

The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada and St. Clair College are pleased to announce the release of the highly anticipated Advancing Women in Automotive Knowledge Exchange (AWAKE) Needs Assessment Report. The assessment report, officially released at the 2016 Women’s Leadership Conference on June 16, 2016, is based on the results of nation-wide focus groups of women employed in the automotive aftermarket industry and supplemented by an online survey of human resources insiders.

The speakers for this occasion are listed below:

  • John Fairley, Vice President, College Communications & Community Relations, St. Clair College

  • France Daviault, Senior Director of Industry Relations, Automotive Industries Association of Canada

  • Robert Chittim, Chair School of Skilled Trades

  • Nour Hachem, Pre-Apprenticeship Project Manager, St. Clair College & Primary Researcher

  • Susan Friedl, Coordinator of Experiential Learning, OYAP and Dual Credits, Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board

WHEN: Friday July 15th, 2016 at 1:00 pm
WHERE: Griffs Restaurant
Main Building
St. Clair College
2000 Talbot Road West
Windsor, ON N9A 6S4

About AIA Canada

The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada is the national trade association that brings together the entire automotive aftermarket supply and service chain. AIA’s mandate is to promote, educate and represent members in all areas that impact the growth and prosperity of the industry. To learn more, please visit

About St. Clair College

St. Clair College, with 4 campuses in Southwestern Ontario, provides excellence in postsecondary education along with lifelong learning opportunities for more than 8,500 full time and 20,000 part time learners. St. Clair College values a dynamic and supportive learning environment that is student- focused and results oriented. It’s the College where students start HERE go anywhere.

For more information, please contact:

Media Inquiries
Sara Chenier
Senior Communications Coordinator
Automative Industries Association of Canada
180 Elgin Street, Suite 1400
Ottawa (ON) K2P 2K3
Tel.: (613) 728-5821 / (800) 808-2920 ext. 233

On-site Inquiries
John Fairley
Vice President, Communications & Community Relations
St. Clair College
2000 Talbot Road West,
Windsor ON N9A 6S4
Tel: (519) 972-2762