DETROIT Feb. 21, 2011
Michigan Kevin Perry Michigan
MAGMA was created in response to the rapid growth in the renewable energy sector. The Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth collaborated with automotive manufacturing employers, educational institutions and Michigan Works!, and in conjunction with the Governor’s No Worker Left Behind Green Jobs Initiative.
Over the next five years, automotive manufacturers and suppliers project a need for more than 1,000 additional engineers and technicians that are trained to work in hybrid vehicle design and manufacturing.
Michigan Michigan Technological University University of Detroit Mercy Wayne State University
MAGMA is working on expanding its curricular focus to include advanced combustion engine diesel technology for engineers and vehicle electrification for technicians.
The other significant attribute of the MAGMA initiative has been their success in garnering access to federal and state training funds to help subsidize tuition for the approved training programs.
Wednesday, February 23 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Troy, Mich. Detroit Detroit
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SOURCE SAE International