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 expenses for local tenth graders who are participating in Workforce Prep – an in-school mentoring and leadership skills development program...

OU’s Environmental Health and Safety degree program ranked among top in nation

Oakland University’s Environmental Health and Safety online degree program has been ranked as one of the top 25 Best Value Occupational Safety and Health degree programs in the nation for 2019 by Value Colleges (VC), an online ranking system that compares the most affordable colleges with the best return...

Aptiv creates new jobs through expansion of mobility technical center

Michigan entered in to the final four with high hopes and emerged the victor, beating out three other states in the process. This isn’t college basketball we’re talking about but instead a tournament of jobs. While there isn’t a trophy to hoist--that we know of, at least--there are approximately 500...

Technosoft Corp. adding tech jobs in Michigan

Technosoft Corporation (Technosoft), founded in 1996 and headquartered in Southfield, MI, combines strategy, technology, and creativity to help companies accelerate their digital transformation journeys. Technosoft offers solutions for data science, robotic process automation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, application lifecycle management, CRM-ERP (Salesforce, SAP, Oracle), and IT infrastructure management. The...

State OKs tax capture for Aptiv’s creation of advanced-safety engineering center in Troy

Excerpt:  Aptiv PLC will get to keep up to $30.7 million of its employees' tax withholdings by creating 500 new jobs at its Troy headquarters. The Michigan Strategic Fund approved the 10-year Good Jobs for Michigan tax capture for the autonomous-vehicle technology supplier, allowing the company to keep the income tax...

Rochester-based company debuts ‘Uber-like’ marketplace for movers

Most of the time when someone talks about ride-sharing, they’re talking about people. But an enterprising college student recently expanded on the peer-to-peer service-sharing model to help people ride-share their stuff, so to speak. It’s called Herculeze and it’s the work of Oakland University student and Business Administration major Connor...

Inteva products wins Best of MichBusiness award

Inteva Products, a leading global Tier One automotive supplier of engineered components and systems, announced that it was selected as a 2018 Best of MichBusiness winner.  This annual award commemorates the most unique, innovative and successful companies in the State of Michigan and is testament to Inteva’s efforts to invest...

LTU sophomores improve the lives of persons with disabilities through innovative products

Lawrence Technological University sophomore engineering students once again spent the fall semester designing products to help developmentally disabled people improve their lives. Students worked with the Dearborn-based Services to Enhance Potential (STEP), which finds and manages job placements for the disabled, and ConnectUs, a Livonia-based nonprofit that provides quality programming...

Walsh named gold-level status veteran-friendly school

Walsh has been recognized by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency for its commitment to helping student veterans succeed in college.  This is the eighth consecutive year that Walsh has been named a Veteran-Friendly School and the third consecutive year that the college has received Gold-level status -- the agency’s highest...

Serra Donovan Law of Rochester merges with Birmingham’s Lippitt O’Keefe Gornbein

Excerpt:  Rochester’s Serra Donovan Law Group is merging with the Birmingham law firm of Lippitt O’Keefe Gornbein, and William Donovan is joining the latter as senior counsel. Reese Serra will serve as a special advisor to the firm. Read more. 

Advanced manufacturing lab coming to Milford High School

Excerpt:  The Huron Valley Schools District wants to help fill the region's critical skilled trades talent gap.  In partnership with SME Partnership Response in Manufacturing Education, an initiative focused on closing the skills gap, and regional business partners, the district is seeking to build a $315,000 advanced manufacturing lab in Milford High School.  Read more. 

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 red, green and blue as they outlined many forms — a rotating cube, a tornado ripping a roof from a...