About the Skills and Training Award:
The Skills and Training Award is awarded to a business whose skills and training initiatives best harness the talent of its people, embrace diversity, and support employee success.
Industry: Vehicle Management
About: ARI provides comprehensive and cost-effective fleet management services that cover the complete life cycle of vehicles from purchase, leasing and licensing, to routine maintenance and repair, through to resale. ARI offers advanced technology to assist in monitoring, analyzing and improving vehicle and driver performance.
What makes ARI a leader in Skills and Training? ARI recognizes that its people give them their competitive advantage. ARI offers continual training to all employees, regardless of tenure. ARI also provides 100% tuition reimbursement for external training and post-secondary studies, including MBA programs.
Finalist: Siemens Canada
Industry: Business Solutions
About: Siemens is a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions, a pioneer in infrastructure solutions and automation, and drive and software solutions for industry. Siemens is also a foremost provider of medical imaging equipment and a leader in laboratory diagnostics.
What makes Siemens a leader in Skills and Training? Siemens is working alongside Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, with support from Employment and Social Development Canada to identify and develop Canadian curriculum that will bridge the current skills gap and invest in Canada’s future workforce.
“We care about the welfare of our employees more than anything else. We believe if you provide people with a caring environment, the business success will happen naturally. You know that the people around you are looking out for you, and all are aiming toward success both personally and professionally.”
Chris Conroy, President, ARI
“The key to Siemens’ success is innovation that secures our long-term competitiveness and helps us achieve profitable, sustainable growth. We put customers first, anticipating their needs and leveraging our expertise to create value for society. Our employees live in an ownership culture that drives ingenuity; they are paramount to our success.”
Robert Hardt, CEO, Siemens Canada