Well-educated Canadians mean lower training costs, concluded Toyota, which is building a new auto plant in Ontario.
. . . Nissan and Honda have encountered difficulties getting new plants up to full production in recent years in Mississippi and Alabama due to an untrained – and often illiterate – workforce. In Alabama, trainers had to use “pictorials” to teach some illiterate workers how to use high-tech plant equipment.
“The educational level and the skill level of the people down there is so much lower than it is in Ontario,” (Gerry) Fedchun said.
U.S. states had offered much higher subsidies to Toyota but it wasn’t enough.