INNOVATION & JOB NEWS

$14M Awarded to Michigan Schools, Organizations to Address Talent Gap

Excerpt: The Michigan Talent and Economic Development Department and Department of Education announced the latest Marshall Plan for Talent Innovation Grant awardees, giving nearly $14 million to 13 talent consortia that represent 500 entities to start and grow innovative education models. The models are intended to address Michigan’s talent...

LTU Student-Produced Documentary on Women of Color in STEM Now Up on YouTube

Excerpt: A team of students in Lawrence Technological University’s media communication program has produced a half-hour documentary film on previously little-known contributions to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) by three women of color in the early and mid-20th century. Read more.

Oakland County Students Excel in Architecture, Construction Program

Excerpt: Twenty-one Oakland County students were celebrated at the ACE Mentor of Michigan’s 2018-19 banquet. The Berkley-based program introduced high school students to a wide range of career opportunities in architecture, construction, engineering and related areas during a 16-week curriculum. Read more.

Lightning Technologies to Add Antimicrobial Treatment to Pallets

Excerpt: Food growers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and retailers are constantly looking for ways to make their facilities as clean as possible. Oxford’s Lightning Technologies is making that easier by signing a long-term agreement with North Carolina-based Microban International to add the latter’s Silvershield antimicrobial treatment to its pallets. Read more.

OU to Host 27th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition

Excerpt: Oakland University was set to host the 27thAnnual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC) from June 7-10. The event provides an opportunity for engineers and computer scientists from around the world to compete with their uniquely designed autonomous unmanned ground vehicles (UGV). Read more.

Walsh Launches New Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programs

Excerpt: Walsh is introducing two new degree programs for the fall 2019 semester, a Bachelor of Science in Applied Management (BSAM) and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL). The programs are a direct response to industry demands for a bachelor’s completion program for individuals with an associate of applied science degree...

Business Leadership Training Available from Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center

Oakland County business owners interested in improving their leadership skills are encouraged to enroll in Oakland County “Business of Leadership” classes. The Business of Leadership classes begin in August and are designed to address the special demands faced during the growth stage of a successful business. Effective leadership improves employee...

More Than 130 New Jobs Coming to Manufacturing Facility Under Construction in Novi

Excerpt: A new addition to a Novi industrial park will bring several dozens of new jobs to the city. Rhode Island-based Hexagon will locate a new facility in the Beck North Corporate Park near Beck and West roads later this year. A part of the company's Manufacturing Intelligence division, the...

Local Women Get Down to Business

Excerpt:  Being a female entrepreneur isn’t much different than being a male entrepreneur. It takes hard work and sacrifice to build a business. Read more.

Inspired by Automotive, Mobility Innovation Moves Much More Than People

Excerpt: Around the globe, a Ford F-Series truck is sold every 29.3 seconds, with sales adding up to more than 1 million vehicles in 2018, according to reports from the automaker. The popularity of the Ford F-150 itself has been credited with helping Ford remain competitive in the automobile market. Read more.

Employees with Special Needs Find a Home at Mi Abilities

Excerpt: Sounds of cheer filled the air as Liz Hall and Tommy Goike sliced the bright red ribbon down the middle, symbolizing the grand opening of Mi Abilities, Incorporated. With 90 plus in attendance, Mi Abilities first public-friendly location welcomed plenty of guests seeking to learn more about the company’s...

Athletic Shoe Maker Peak Sport Products Co. to Use Fortrex from Novi’s Cooper Standard

Excerpt: Novi’s Cooper Standard, a large automotive supplier, says Peak Sport Products Co. will use its proprietary Fortrex technology platform in developing and commercializing foam midsoles for athletic shoes. Read more.