Cordiano says auto strategy reflects government's commitment to building North America's best workforce
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HAMILTON, ON, April 15 /CNW/ - Following up on yesterday's announcement creating the Ontario Automotive Investment Strategy, Economic Development and Trade Minister Joseph Cordiano today reaffirmed the government's commitment to building North America's most educated and highly skilled workforce.
"We are investing in the skills and talents of our people, because in today's economy the best jobs go to the best workers," said Cordiano. "That means preparing workers to deal with the next generation of innovation in Ontario's rapidly changing automotive industry."
The minister told the Auto Parts Manufacturers' Association annual conference that the five-year, $500-million strategy sends a message worldwide that "Ontario is in the game for keeps when it comes to the auto industry."
Industry stakeholders praised the strategy on its release yesterday, saying it was a long overdue recognition of the importance of the automotive sector to Ontario's overall prosperity.
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For further information: Lisa Roberts, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (416) 325-8773; Kari Cuss, Minister's Cordiano's Office, (416) 325-6706