Speakers providing insight into what’s new, and what’s next, and how Indiana, Michigan and Ohio can continue to supply top-notch talent, will address the final session at the Driving Change: Greening the Automotive Workforce conference on May 4, 2011 at the Ford Conference & Event Center.
Amy Cell, Senior Vice President, Talent Enhancement, Michigan Economic Development Corporation; Tom Guise, CEO, Swedish Biogas International LLC, and Mary Ann Pacelli, Senior Consultant, The Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (MAGNET) will address how the workforce needs of smaller, entrepreneurial employers differ from those of more established companies, and will discuss initiatives that assist with transitioning new graduates and displaced auto workers into start-up endeavors, and provide success stories of those that have started their own companies.
Tony Norton, Executive Director, Global Automotive, Altair Engineering, has also joined the Automotive Technology: Greener Products, Changing Skills panel. He joins Dr. Christopher Borroni-Bird, Director, Advanced Technology Vehicle Concepts, General Motors and Kevin Pavlov, Executive Vice President, Magna E-Car Systems to discuss the changing technologies in the industry, and the skills needed to be competitive in the coming decade.
Conference speakers representing industry, labor, workforce, and academic organizations will paint a picture of the future of the industry, what impact technology is having on employment, and how workforce needs are evolving. The event begins with technology demonstrations at company locations and a reception at The Henry Ford Museum on May 3, 2011.
Complete conference information on the research project can be found at www.drivingworkforcechange.org Media representatives may attend at no charge.
Source: Center for Automotive Research