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  • Grow Detroit’s Young Talent App Showcase

    Grow Detroit’s Young Talent (GDYT), a citywide summer program led by the city of Detroit that trains and employs young adults who are residents of the city, in conjunction with the Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan, offered a unique opportunity to 30 participants to learn app design and coding. A team of Apple employees guided the young participants throughout the program as they learned how to build an app prototype that solved a local community challenge in the areas of hip hop, sustainable fashion, and mobility.

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  • Staff Announcement: New Let’s Detroit Engagement Manager

    Please join our team in congratulating Jenny Orletski-Dehne on her promotion to Let’s Detroit Engagement Manager. Jenny’s new role and the integration of Let’s Detroit with MICHauto offer exciting opportunities to attract, retain, and grow talent across our state. An extension of our talent work and sponsored by cross-industry corporations, Let’s Detroit provides young talent with the resources to learn about living, playing, and working in the Detroit region through ambassadors who share their real and unique insights and perspectives. Through the Let’s Detroit platform, college students and young professionals are able to connect with ambassadors to grow their professional networks, explore careers in leading industries, and search for jobs posted by Let’s Detroit sponsors.

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  • MICHauto Town Hall: The Push to End Distracted Driving in Michigan

    On Aug. 25, MICHauto hosted Town Hall: The Push to End Distracted Driving in Michigan. Participants were called to action by Steven Kiefer, chairman of the Kiefer Foundation, Rep. Mari Manoogian (D-Birmingham), and Jennifer Smith, chief executive officer and co-founder of StopDistractions.org to push the passage of hands-free legislation – House Bills 4277, 4278, and 4279 to protect Michigan drivers. The conversation was moderated by Glenn Stevens Jr., executive director of MICHauto.

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  • In Case You Missed It: MICHauto by the Bay

    After a one-year hiatus, MICHauto by the Bay returned to the Hotel Indigo rooftop in Traverse City on Aug. 3 for a memorable evening. Held during the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars, over 100 people attended the networking event that served to promote MICHauto’s industry branding campaign, Discover Auto: You Drive the Future.  

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