A recently released survey by the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference stated that young people don’t see the auto industry as a future career opportunity.
Some 900 young people aged 17-24 were surveyed along with parents and educators. They had two major concerns:
#1. Many of the college-aged respondents acknowledged that the auto industry has developed as a high-tech sector and the products it makes are in a relatively high customer demand. However, less than the half of the surveyed youths believe that there are possibilities for growth and advancement in manufacturing for graduates with advanced degrees.
#2. On the other side, parents and educators gave even less optimistic responses. Only 9 % of them believe that the auto industry is a good field for a young graduate to start a career, because of the job’s uncertainty. They qualified the industry as “instability/fragile” and “dead/declining.”
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