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  • Automotive Roundtable: Forging Pathways to Developing Michigan’s Robust, Diverse Talent Pool

    More than 100 automotive professionals gathered for MICHauto’s annual Automotive Roundtable at MICHauto on the Island during the Detroit Regional Chamber’s 2021 Mackinac Policy Conference. Kristine Coogan of KPMG set the stage with thought leadership on investing in the talent pipeline process. Brief “Talent Talks” from HELLA’s Madison Weston, OpTech LLC’s Ronia Kruse, Ford Motor Company’s Marjace Miles, and Global Strategic Supply Solution’s Lisa Lunsford, chair of the MICHauto Board of Directors, addressed the need for a pathway to developing a robust and diverse talent pool here in Michigan.

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  • Governor Whitmer Announces Grants to Accelerate Mobility and EV Investments in the State

    More than $444,000 in grant funding awarded to test mobility and EV solutions in Flint, East Lansing, Detroit and Southeast Michigan and Washtenaw County Flint, Michigan – Governor Gretchen Whitmer was joined by state, local and university officials at Kettering University’s GM Mobility Research Center in Flint today to announce the first round of Michigan Mobility Funding Platform grants. Five mobility companies – MUVE, …

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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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