There are many who do demonstrate a willingness to learn and will go the extra yard, said John Mavrak, president of Maverick Consulting who was previously with the Council for Automotive Human Resources (CAHR) which recently closed its doors after losing its government funding.
The speakers said there are jobs in the auto sector, but there is a mismatch between the skills and education that the employers need, and what people looking for jobs have.
"The result is a continuing frustrating paradox," Mavrak
"We struggle with unemployment, underemployment and an untapped labour pool beyond what can be attributed to the recent global economic slump."
The skills that are required are technical skills, Mavrak