Innovation & Job News

The future is now: A glimpse into metro Detroit’s mobility ecosystem

If automobiles were biological species, Metro Detroit would be their native biome. And when it comes to mobility technology, the metaphor continues. Viewed separately, Ann Arbor, the City of Detroit,...

Michigan Strategic Fund continues support of TechTown, Automation Alley and state SmartZones

The Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) has approved funding extensions totaling more than $1.7 million for five grants across the state supporting entrepreneurial collaboration resources, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation...

New apprenticeship program launches in Michigan, aims to boost employment

Excerpt: The Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN) in Detroit launched MIApprenticeship.org as part of the Advance Michigan Center for Apprenticeship Innovation (AMCAI) initiative — a $4 million U.S....

OCC awarded Gold Veteran-Friendly status

Oakland Community College was awarded Gold Veteran-Friendly status by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) for its commitment to supporting the needs of student veterans and dependents. This is OCC's second consecutive...

Veteran Reboot Job Project aims to find employment for military vets

All U.S. military veterans are invited to participate in the new Veteran Reboot Job Project, hosted by Oakland County Michigan Works! and the Oakland County Veterans’ Services Division. The program...

National program to connect 500 high school students with 35 advanced manufacturing companies

High school students from Oakland Schools’ four technical campuses and other local schools will tour 35 high-tech manufacturing locations in the county October 6 as part of National Manufacturing...

Local filmmaker to begin Nain Rouge production

Excerpt:  Sam Logan Khaleghi, an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, today announced production will begin on a film about Detroit urban legend Nain Rouge at the end of the summer. The film will...

OCC is riding the CREST of public safety

June 16 was a big day for the OCC Police Academy, which celebrated its 50th graduation since the program’s establishment in 1967. Recognized as a leading police training facility in...

Oakland County unemployment rate at lowest level since 2000

Oakland County’s unemployment rate in April was 3.0 percent – more than a point under the national unemployment rate of 4.1 percent and the lowest it has been in...

Over $40 million in business investment coming to Oakland County, creation of 349 jobs

Excerpt:  Business investment this year in Oakland County is on pace to surpass that of 2016. This according to Irene Spanos, Oakland County’s community affairs and economic development director. Read more.