Autonomous Vehicles: Tomorrow’s Technology Today

Michigan’s rich history in the automotive industry is quickly becoming part of the future and will change the way we travel, work and live. The change in this industry will directly affect occupations such as manufacturing, information technology, engineering and many more. Careers related to the connected and automated vehicle industry are expected to generate 46,238 job openings in our region, most paying $30.00 per hour or more.
“We are at a distinct advantage to become a part of re-writing history in our local area. With the American Center for Mobility located right in our backyard in Ypsilanti, our region is at the center of that transition,” said Bill Sleight, Director, Michigan Works! Southeast. “What impact will these changes have on our jobs and our workers? How do we prepare today’s workers for these changes? How do we prepare the next generation to have the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed? These are some of the questions we hope to address in the Connected and Automated Vehicle Workforce Training Guide,” said Sleight.
Michigan Works! Southeast is hosting an exclusive launch event on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Ann Arbor Spark Central Innovation Center, where the training guide will go live and become accessible. “We are excited to share this guide with students, educators, counselors, parents and career seekers,” said Sleight. To register for this event, visit
Michigan Works! Southeast engages employers and job seekers in Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston and Washtenaw Counties to develop today’s workforce and tomorrow’s economy.

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