Innovation & Job News

FCA Foundation awards $50,000 grant to Winning Futures student workforce prep mentoring program

Winning Futures announced a one-year $50,000 grant from the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC. Funding from the FCA Foundation will support core...

When drones light up the night, will they replace fireworks?

Excerpt:  In the night sky near Interstate 75 in northern Oakland County, 60 drones moved with precision. Their preprogrammed electric dance lit the early evening October darkness with a changing, blending palette of...

Oakland County Michigan Works! and OCC hosting special panel on value of apprenticeship programs

Oakland County companies interested in building their talent pipeline are invited to attend a special luncheon and panel discussion on how to successfully implement registered apprenticeship programs. Sponsored by Oakland...

Talent Investment Agency receives $3.2 million grant from U.S. Department of Labor

Wanda M. Stokes, director of the Michigan Talent Investment Agency (TIA), announced that the agency has been awarded a $3.2 million Trade and Economic Transition National Dislocated Worker Grant...

Record number of high school students and companies to participate in 2018 Manufacturing Day

Nearly 1,000 Oakland County high school students and 43 companies will take part in Manufacturing Day in Oakland County – the largest local participation in the program ever. The event,...

Tech248 connects Oakland County tech businesses the old fashioned way

As marketing manager with Bingham Farms-based custom app developer jacapps, Jacquelyn Smith recognizes the value of spending time with other professionals in the tech industry. And when that connection can...

Manufacturing Day highlights vibrancy of Michigan’s advanced industry

"I want to come work here!" That's a quote from a high school student who toured Shelby Township's Cosworth Powertrain, U.S. during Manufacturing Day in October 2017, and it was music to general manager...

Michigan releases Hot 50 jobs outlook through 2026, includes annual wage projections

Excerpt:  The Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget Wednesday released the latest long-term employment projections, which includes information about careers that are expected to be in the highest demand...

Detroit’s Folkteller Publishing and Intensify Digital partner to launch multimedia fantasy series

Excerpt:  Folkteller Publishing in Detroit announced it has partnered with Intensify Digital in Detroit to launch a new media fantasy series, Excerpts from an Unknown Guide Book. Read more. 

Automation Alley receives grant to help minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses

The New Economy Initiative (NEI) has awarded Automation Alley a year-long grant to help minority, women and veteran-owned businesses embrace Industry 4.0, the smart factory revolution characterized by the...