Bolstering Talent For The Auto Industry

Michigan Business Network: February 12, 2015

MICHauto’s Rob Luce was on the Michigan Business Network to discuss how the initiative’s Discover Auto series is working to build the next generation of automotive talent by tackling false perceptions around engineering and engaging students in the growing, high-tech opportunities available.

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Detroit Policy Conference to Highlight Post-Bankruptcy Opportunities, Challenges

DBusiness Daily: February 13, 2015

This year’s conference, set for Feb. 26 at the MotorCity Casino-Hotel Soundboard in Detroit, will look at topics including developing and improving the city’s transit infrastructure; addressing the skills gap within the local workforce; growing Detroit’s startup culture; and the role the city’s neighborhoods plays in its overall revitalization.

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Narrative about Detroit takes a U-turn

Crain’s Detroit Business: February 8, 2015

For the city, it’s another example of the changing Detroit narrative — from downtrodden decay to Comeback Kid. Detroit Regional Chamber CEO Sandy Baruah sees the same kind of “flip” in the Detroit narrative locally. The chamber’s fourth annual Detroit Policy Conference on Feb. 26 offers a crash course on opportunities in the city.

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February 3: Chamber Hosts Kick Off of Mayor’s Grow Detroit’s Young Talent Program to Rally Employers to Connect Youth with Jobs

The Detroit Regional Chamber hosted a kick-off breakfast for Mayor Mike Duggan’s Grow Detroit’s Young Talent (GDYT) program on Jan. 27. The program connects Detroit youths with summer jobs through participating businesses and creates sustainable career pathways. Its goal is to unite existing job programs across the city and to better prepare students for professional careers.

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