Automation Alley partners in education program look create 3,000 defense jobs

Automation Alley is helping Metro Detroit
capitalize on its re-emerging defense sector by spearheading a new
education program that promises to create a retooled local workforce in
the defense industry.

The Southeast Michigan Educational
Partnership Program is a collaboration between the Oakland County
Technology Business Association, the Defense Acquisition University,
and a number of local colleges, universities, and area defense
organizations. It’s focusing on college students, disabled veterans,
and unemployed workers. It’s expected to help create 3,000 new jobs in
southeast Michigan over the next five years.

“The graduates will
be able to apply for jobs at defense contractors, the Dept of Defense,
and other federal agencies across the U.S.,” says Carl Hayden,
associate dean of academics for the Midwest Region of the Defense Acquisition
University
.

It
will specialize in technical areas, such as contracting; life cycle
logistics, systems planning, R&D, and financial management, among
many others. For information, contact Automation Alley’s Resource
Center at (800) 427-5100 or info@automationalley.com.

Source:
Automation Alley and Carl Hayden, associate dean of academics for the
Midwest Region of the Defense Acquisition University

Writer:
Jon Zemke