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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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  • Commentary: Hands-Free Legislation Still Needed to Save Lives

    It’s been nearly five years since Paula Kiefer experienced every mother’s worst nightmare. She arrived home to a police officer waiting for her in her driveway to give her the news that a distracted driver had just taken the life of her son — 18-year-old Mitchel Kiefer — the namesake and inspiration of the Kiefer Foundation and its work to end distracted driving.

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  • Got Talent? Global Detroit’s GTA Can Help

    How can students and young professionals best prepare to contribute to this growing, global, inclusive, and high-tech industry in the face of a major transformation? Students in the summer cohort of the Global Talent Accelerator (GTA), run by Global Detroit, learned the answer to that question in an open workshop lead by Carolyn Sauer, senior director of MICHauto. GTA is a soft-skills bootcamp for a small group of 15-20 STEM students. Through the summer program, students learn skills from experts on how to brand themselves in the U.S. job market, attend events and workshops tailored to improve their chances of employment, and get career coaching from professionals and mentors. 

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  • Grow Detroit’s Young Talent: Mobility Challenge

    Grow Detroit’s Young Talent (GDYT) is a citywide summer program led by the city of Detroit that trains and employs young adults who are residents of the city. In partnership with Apple, United Way, and Rock Holdings, 30 participants from the Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan are participating in unique opportunity to learn app design and coding while receiving support and income from GDYT. A team of Apple employees will guide participants as they learn how to build an app prototype that solves a local community challenge in the areas of hip hop, sustainable fashion, and mobility.

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  • Cost of Living – Why Michigan?

    When considering career choices, it’s important to consider location. Students and young professionals may like the idea of living in California – beaches, sun, and warm weather – however, they need to consider the cost of living and the lifestyle they want to maintain

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  • MICHauto Testifies in Lansing on Solutions for State’s Labor Shortage

    On June 17, MICHauto Executive Director Glenn Stevens Jr.; Global Strategic Supply Solutions Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, and MICHauto Board Chair Lisa Lunsford; and Shape General Counsel Aida Tanaka, testified before the Michigan House Workforce Committee on the continuing labor shortage issues facing the automotive and mobility industry and state.

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