DETROIT – The North American International Auto Show is a global showcase for the world’s top vehicles – but also displays the talent and skills of the people who design and build the top models.
While crowds are getting a closer look at the newest cars and trucks, people interested in working in the automotive and mobility sectors will have access to experts to learn about careers and the kind of training needed to gain in-demand skills at the auto show’s Future Automotive Career Exposition.
FACE will be included in AutoMobili-D during the first two public days of the auto show in Detroit’s Cobo Hall. The event is planned for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on January 20 and 21. Admission to AutoMobili-D is included with the price of a NAIAS ticket.
“This isn’t a typical career expo, but an excellent opportunity for people to be informed and inspired,” said Roger Curtis, director of the Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development. “There will be many experts assembled there, excited about what their companies are doing and able to talk about how people interested in automotive and mobility can get started in their fields. There are many great opportunities right here in Michigan for talented people.”
FACE is a partnership between the Department of Talent and Economic Development, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and NAIAS.
The event will include informational panels and presentations featuring employers, educators and others who can talk about the types of skills that are in demand, opportunities for training and where these evolving industries are headed.
About 80 employers, universities and organizations are planning to participate. After hearing from the experts, people looking for careers in the automotive and mobility sectors will able to connect with links to jobs pages from participating companies to see what positions are open and how they can apply.
AutoMobili-D includes automakers, suppliers and startups – all essential parts of Michigan’s automotive heritage and future.
NAIAS attracts people from around the world because Michigan is the global center of the auto industry, home to 75 percent of the world’s automotive research and development. Local employers are looking for people to fill jobs, especially positions requiring science, technology, engineering, and math skills.
FACE is one of the state’s efforts to grow and develop talent, and make people more aware of the opportunities for good jobs. Michigan employers are looking to fill high-skill jobs in many industries, with more than 90,000 jobs posted on Pure Michigan Talent Connect.
The companies and colleges that will be exhibiting within AutoMobili-D are listed here, along with their career websites:
CCPIT- Shangrao Changyue EV Auto Co. Ltd.
CCPIT – Changan Kuayue Cutomobile Co., Ltd
CCPIT – Cloud Era Investment Group Co. Ltd.
CCPIT – Chonqing Kuayue (Group) Co. Ltd.
CCPIT – Leeschs Technology Co., Ltd.
Clemson University – International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR)
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Eastern Michigan University
Formula SAE Team of Oakland University
Intrepid Control Systems, Inc.
Michigan State University
Michigan State University Solar Racing Team
Michigan Technological University
MIT Media Lab
MSU Formula One Racing
Nissan North America
Ohio Smart Mobility
Ontario – Canada
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors
Siemens PLM Software
sitronic North America Corp.
Square One Education Network
US Army TARDEC
University of Michigan
University of Michigan Solar Car
University of Michigan-Dearborn
University of Toronto Electric Vehicle Research Centre
University of Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research (WatCAR)
Vulog Technologies Inc.
Wayne State Formula SAE – Warrior Racing