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Engineers Shifting Gears. SAE 2012 World Congress Career Development Session April 25, 2012. Engineers Shifting Gears. Jennifer Llewellyn, CDF, BSP Assistant Manager Troy Michigan Works!. Engineers Shifting Gears. Explore the different career paths within Michigan including:

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Engineers shifting gears

Engineers Shifting Gears

SAE 2012 World Congress

Career Development Session

April 25, 2012


Engineers shifting gears1

Engineers Shifting Gears

Jennifer Llewellyn, CDF, BSP

Assistant Manager

Troy Michigan Works!


Engineers shifting gears2
Engineers Shifting Gears

  • Explore the different career paths within Michigan including:

    • Alternative Energy and Power Generation

    • Defense and Homeland Security

    • Start-Ups/Small Business

  • Explore the available training opportunities and resources.


Engineers shifting gears3
Engineers Shifting Gears

It is estimated that the recession

resulted in the permanent loss of

7.9 million jobs.

Source: cnn.com


Engineers shifting gears4
Engineers Shifting Gears

  • What is my skill set?

  • What are my technical skills? Soft skills?

  • How can I transition my skill set to various industries?

  • What is my passion? What puts “fire in my belly?”

  • Am I prepared to transition to another industry?

  • Am I willing to “shift gears?”



Alternative energy and power generation1
Alternative Energy and Power Generation

  • The Federal Government awarded $2.4 billion for advanced battery and electric vehicle projects across the country. More than half will go the Michigan companies.

  • State officials’ project that battery projects will create almost 7,000 jobs in the next 18 months and 40,000 by 2020.

    Source: oakgov.com


Alternative energy and power generation2
Alternative Energy and Power Generation

  • Michigan is home to more than 330 transportation R&D companies.

  • 31 Advanced Energy Storage Investments in Michigan

    • A123 Systems

    • LG Chem

    • Compact Power

    • Cobasys

      Source: michiganadvantage.org


Alternative energy and power generation3
Alternative Energy and Power Generation

Skill Set/Knowledge Base

  • Advanced Energy Storage

  • Battery Systems for Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles

  • Energy Storage Systems

  • Fuel-Cell Power Systems

  • Advanced Propulsion


Alternative energy and power generation4
Alternative Energy and Power Generation

Resources

  • Michigan Academy for Green Mobility Alliance (MAGMA)

    • Ensures that the State of Michigan has a trained and educated workforce.

    • Collaboration between businesses, State of Michigan Workforce Development Agency, and education providers.

    • http://www.sae.org/training/magma/


Alternative energy and power generation5
Alternative Energy and Power Generation

Resources

  • Michigan Academy for Green Mobility Alliance (MAGMA) Graduate Courses

    • Michigan Technological University – Hybrid Vehicle Engineering Certificate

    • University of Detroit Mercy – Advanced Electric Vehicles Graduate Certificate

    • Wayne State University – Electric Drive Vehicle Graduate Certificate Program


Alternative energy and power generation6
Alternative Energy and Power Generation

Resources

  • Michigan Academy for Green Mobility Alliance (MAGMA) Professional Development Courses

    • Wayne State University

    • SAE International

    • A&D Technology

    • Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology Center


Alternative energy and power generation7
Alternative Energy and Power Generation

  • The Great Lakes are the largest and potentially greatest source of wind energy on the eastern two-thirds in the United States.

  • Michigan could rank among the

    top 20 states in wind energy production, with the potential to produce 7,460 megawatts, enough to power 1.9 million to 2.2 million homes a year.

    Source: oakgov.com


Alternative energy and power generation8
Alternative Energy and Power Generation

  • 18 Wind Investments in Michigan

    • Dow Chemical

    • Dokka Fasteners

    • Astraeus Wind Energy

      Source: michiganadvantage.org


Alternative energy and power generation9
Alternative Energy and Power Generation

Skill Set/Knowledge Base

  • Wind Power

  • Turbine equipment, components, and technologies.

  • Alternative energy resources and infrastructure.

  • Smart grids

  • Biofuels

  • Energy Efficiency


Alternative energy and power generation10
Alternative Energy and Power Generation

Resources

  • Wind Industry Workforce Training

    • Michigan’s 15 public universities, 28 community college, and proprietary schools are continually enhancing wind industry training programs.

    • State of Michigan Wind Energy Team

    • http://www.michiganadvantage.org/Resources-for-Wind-Energy/

  • Next Energy

    • Energy security, economic competitiveness, and advanced energy technologies.

    • www.nextenergy.org


Alternative energy and power generation11
Alternative Energy and Power Generation

Resources

  • Wind Industry Workforce Training

    • Kalamazoo Valley Community College – Wind Turbine Technician

    • Grand Rapids Community College – Wind Safety Technician and Renewable Energy Composite

    • Lansing Community College – Alternative Energy Engineering

    • Michigan Institute of Aviation Technology – Power Technology Institute



Defense and homeland security1
Defense and Homeland Security

  • Michigan is home to thousands of businesses that contribute to homeland defense including tool and die firms, engineering, robotics, aerospace, and electronics.

  • Michigan hosts several important bases and military facilities: Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Battle Creek Federal Center, Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center, Fort Custer Training Center, and Selfridge Air National Guard Base.

    Source: michiganadvantage.com


Defense and homeland security2
Defense and Homeland Security

  • Michigan is the headquarters for:

    • U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command

    • U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center

    • The National Automotive Center

    • Program Executive Office Combat Service and Combat Service Supports


Defense and homeland security3
Defense and Homeland Security

Skill Set/Knowledge Base

  • Acquisition Management

  • Auditing

  • Contracting

  • Facilities Engineering

  • Grant Knowledge

  • Information Resource Management

  • Logistics

  • Program Management

  • Production, Quality, and Manufacturing

  • Requirements Management

  • Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering

  • Test and Evaluation


Defense and homeland security4
Defense and Homeland Security

Resources

  • Defense Acquisition University

    • Location in Sterling Heights, Michigan

    • Partner of Automation Alley

    • Variety of technical and non-technical courses

    • www.dau.mil


Defense and homeland security5
Defense and Homeland Security

Resources

  • Macomb Community College Defense Industry Training Program

    • Grant from The United States Department of Labor to provide free defense sector training.

    • Courses also offered by:

      • Henry Ford Community College

      • Monroe County Community College

      • Oakland Community College

      • Schoolcraft College

      • St. Clair County Community College

      • Washtenaw Community College

    • http://www.macomb.edu/Community/Educational+Offerings/Defense+Industry+Training/



Start up and small businesses1
Start Up and Small Businesses

  • In 2011, Michigan became the home to the first U.S. Patent and Trademark Satellite Office because of the large number of patents generated here.

  • Michigan is home to 40 private universities, 15 public universities, 3 of which are large research institutions. This represents more than $1.5 billion in federal research funding.

  • Michigan houses more than 25 business incubators.

    Source: michigan advantage.org


Start up and small businesses2
Start Up and Small Businesses

Michigan offers

comprehensive support

system and resources to

entrepreneurs and

innovators.


Start up and small businesses3
Start Up and Small Businesses

Skill Set/Knowledge Base

  • Leadership

  • Communication

  • Decision Making

  • Team Player

  • Delegation

  • “Fire in the Belly”


Start up and small businesses4
Start Up and Small Businesses

Resources

  • Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center (Mi-SBTDC)

    • Counseling

    • Training including the Kauffman FastTrac Series

    • Workshops

    • Research and Advocacy

    • Roadmapping

  • www.misbtdc.org


Start up and small businesses5
Start Up and Small Businesses

Resources

  • Shifting Gears

    • Career transition program for corporate professionals who want to pursue entrepreneurial or small business opportunities.

    • 16-week program includes assessment, mentoring, networking, workshops, business simulations, and an internship.

    • www.mi-talent.org/Michigan-Shifting-Gears


Start up and small businesses6
Start Up and Small Businesses

Other Resources

  • Pure Michigan Mentor Network

    • http://www.mimentornetwork.com/about

  • Business Accelerator Network for Southeast Michigan (BANSEM)

    • Ann Arbor SPARK, Automation Alley, Macomb OUIncubator, and TechTown.

    • http://www.bansem.org/

  • State, County, Regional, and City Economic Development Organizations



Automotive industry1
Automotive Industry

Michigan Unemployment Rate for March = 8.5%

Improvement due to rebound of manufacturing and automotive industry.


Automotive industry2
Automotive Industry

Significant increase in hiring at automotive OEM’s and area suppliers.

However:

High Demand for Engineering and Technical Occupations

Must meet the qualifications for the position.

Increased use of contract houses.


Automotive industry3
Automotive Industry

Hiring Companies

Nissan USA

Magna

Chrysler

Faurecia

Altair

Behr America

Gates Corporation

Valeo

LMS North America

Resources

Company website

Professional organizations website

Job Boards

www.mitalent.org

www.michworks.org

Networking

Networking Groups

Job Fairs



Training programs and resources1
Training Programs and Resources

Michigan Community Colleges

www.mcca.org

Various training programs

Federal, State, and Local grants

Automation Alley

www.automationalley.com

IT Career Pathways Grant

H1B Training Grant

Michigan Universities

Non-Profit Organizations


Training programs and resources2
Training Programs and Resources

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

www.michiganadvantage.org

LiveWorkDetroit!

MichAgain

Shifting Gears

Shifting Code

Various Entrepreneurial Services

Venture Capital Organizations

www.michiganvca.org


Training programs and resources3
Training Programs and Resources

Michigan Works

www.michworks.org

Dislocated Worker Programs

Access/Referrals to Training Funds

Job Search Assistance

Economic Development Organizations

Ann Arbor SPARK

Automation Alley

Philanthropic Organizations

New Economy Initiative http://neweconomyinitiative.cfsem.org/

Professional Organizations


Questions thank you for your time

Questions?Thank you for your time!

Jennifer Llewellyn

[email protected]

www.troymichiganworks.com


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