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Planning and Economic Development

Featured Events

 

Supervisory Survival Skills

Thursday, February 13 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This course will define the role and responsibilities of a supervisor. Participants will practice techniques to develop relationships, deliver feedback, delegate, make decisions and conduct effective meetings.

Who should attend Individuals who are new to the field of supervision

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Define their role as a supervisor
  • Develop goal-orientated relationships with employees
  • Practice giving developmental feedback
  • Define the six levels of delegation
  • Apply effective decision making skills and techniques
  • Prepare and conduct productive meetings

Location: Macomb County Planning & Economic Development, 1 S. Main St., 7th Floor, Mt. Clemens

 

 

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center - Let's Get Acquainted

Thursday, February 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development, in conjunction with the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (The Center), invites all Macomb-area manufacturers to meet The Center’s expert team at an event addressing industry-specific resources and business solutions for manufacturers.

11:30 a.m. - Welcome & Lunch
11:45 a.m. - Discussions:

  • Who we are & how we benefit Michigan manufacturers
  • Client testimonial
  • Importance of leadership training & employee engagement
  • Shape your company's 2020 training schedule

1 p.m. - Adjournment

Location: Macomb County Planning & Economic Development, 1 S. Main St., 7th Floor, Mt. Clemens

 

Succession Planning for Leadership Positions

Tuesday, March 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Participants will learn the important steps and receive tools that can be adapted to their workplace to create a documented approach for creating the leaders of tomorrow.

Who should attend: HR managers 

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Build a Succession Planning Framework
  • Discuss the importance of a Succession Planning timeline
  • Identify critical positions, competencies and high-potential employees
  • Assess high-potential employees
  • Develop and implement succession plans
  • Evaluate program effectiveness
  • Define the critical roles in the Succession Planning process and who plays them

Location: Macomb County Planning & Economic Development, 1 S. Main St., 7th Floor, Mt. Clemens

 

Family and Medical Leave Act

Wednesday, April 29

This course will provide guidance on how to recognize FMLA notice and administer the law. Participants will discuss how to update company policy and answer employee questions relating to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Who should attend HR personnel, manager, and supervisors

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • State the “fundamentals of FMLA”
  • Recognize FMLA notice
  • Teach supervisors and managers their legal rights and obligations under FMLA
  • Administer FMLA for every employee situation
  • Explain FMLA to employees, including employee rights and responsibilities
  • Identify and avoid administrative and employee pitfalls
  • Identify and address possible FMLA abuse

Location: Macomb County Planning & Economic Development, 1 S. Main St., 7th Floor, Mt. Clemens

 

Employment Law: Danger Zones

Wednesday, April 29

This course will provide a solid understanding of various employment laws that affect every workplace every day and help prevent litigation to promote a positive and harmonious work environment.

Who should attend HR personnel, Managers and Supervisors

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Recognize the “red flags” of potential employment law liability
  • Explain how to address such situations in an efficient and effective manner
  • Summarize easy guidelines to help you and your organization prevent employment litigation
  • Outline the laws governing equal employment opportunity and discrimination
  • Define illegal employment discrimination

Location: Macomb County Planning & Economic Development, 1 S. Main St., 7th Floor, Mt. Clemens

 


January 2020 Coffee Hour

Tuesday, January 14 at 9 a.m.
Start the new year off right – Learn about natural ways to live a healthy lifestyle in 2020 at our monthly coffee hour.
Locations: Shores Wellness Solutions, 25710 Kelly Road, Ste. 2, Roseville

 

Industry Briefing: Accelerating Additive Manufacturing to Meet Future Mobility Needs

Tuesday, January 14 from 9 a.m. to noon
Although the automotive industry has been at the forefront of many technological advancements, innovations in additive manufacturing (AM) have been led by the medical and aerospace industries. These AM innovations are now making their way into the mobility industry, and there are many pre-competitive technology developments that could benefit from the industry working together. AM can be used, both as a means of building end-use parts and as a way to add value to processes, such as tooling, that facilitate the adoption of new technologies in the factory ecosystem. Join us, along with our media partner, Automotive Design & Production, in early 2020 to learn how this digital technology is enabling and accelerating manufacturing and how other industries have collaborated to maximize the benefit of this digital technology. Engage with industry leaders to discuss the future of AM in the mobility industry.
Locations: Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham, Troy

 

Doing Business in South Africa

Tuesday, January 14 from Noon to 2 p.m.
Is your business looking to expand to new high growth markets overseas? Join Automation Alley for an event focused on trade and investment opportunities in South Africa. A country of 58 million people, South Africa enjoys relative macroeconomic stability, has a largely pro-business environment and is a logical and attractive option for U.S. companies seeking to enter the Sub-Saharan Africa marketplace. The nation is the most advanced, diversified and productive economy in Africa. This event will include information on Automation Alley's trade mission to the annual Africa Health Exhibition in May 2020 in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. This is the Sub-Saharan region’s largest health care event and will attract more than 10,000 health and trade professionals from 67 countries around the world.
Locations: Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham, Troy

 

Coffee Connection

Thursday, January 16 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Join us at Compassion Pregnancy Center for a Macomb Chamber Coffee Connection. This is a wonderful opportunity to network with your fellow Macomb Chamber Members and learn more about what Compassion Pregnancy Center has to offer.
Locations: Compassion Pregnancy Center, 37540 S. Gratiot, Clinton Township

 

Global Economic Outlook for 2020 and Beyond

Thursday, January 16 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
This annual economic outlook will feature international business experts discussing the shifting dynamics of the global economy and how companies can best position themselves to take advantage of the opportunities and challenges of doing business around the world in 2020. How will the seemingly endless U.S.-China trade dispute continue to impact the international economy? Will Brexit finally see closure? What about the current and future state of our nation’s trade agreements with major trading partners? Or the upcoming U.S. presidential election? Closer to home, how will these and other factors affect Michigan’s business climate, especially our automotive, defense and other advanced manufacturing and high-tech industries? Speakers will focus on industries, countries and regions around the world where growth opportunities are particularly strong. They will also examine projected trends in two-way trade and investment flows and identify industries that will either benefit or be challenged by globalization in the short, medium and long terms.
Locations: Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham, Troy

 

Introduction to Federal Government Contracting - 101

Thursday, January 16 from 9 a.m. to 12:30
Is your business looking to diversity in the government sector? Is your business overwhelmed by the rules, regulations and registrations that are required to get started in Federal Government Contracting? Introduction to Federal Government Contracting -101 is the fundamental course in Macomb Regional PTAC s Core Series of Federal Government Contracting. This training offers an overview of what federal government contracting is, what it takes to be a government contractor, the steps your business needs to do to get started, and what no-cost services and continuous support Macomb Regional PTAC offers to small businesses in all aspects of government contracting. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Management and key players who will support and facilitate government contracting within your company. Please Note: To register for this training your company must be located in Macomb County. No fee to attend, but registration is required.
Location: Macomb Community College, MTEC, 7900 Tank Ave., Room 138, Warren

 

Annual Meeting 2020

Friday, January 17 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Join us at our Annual Meeting & Board Induction where guest speaker Richard Sheridan will explore the chaos and bureaucracy that pervades many businesses today and how those factors lead to poor results and employee disengagement. Richard Sheridan is CEO and cofounder of Menlo Innovations, which has won the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility for six straight years and five revenue awards from Inc. magazine. He frequently speaks at business conferences and to major corporations such as Mercedes-Benz, Nike, and 3M.  He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Locations: Cherry Creek Golf Club and Banquet Center, 52000 Cherry Creek Drive, Shelby Township

 

Michigan SBDC presents: Small Business, Big Threat – An Introduction to Cyber Security - Webinar

Tuesday, January 21 from 11 a.m. to noon
What is cybersecurity? Why does it matter to you and your small business? What can you do to be more cyber secure? Join us as we discuss what is cybersecurity and its importance to your small business. This webinar is designed for those who are looking to learn more about the general concepts of cybersecurity and for those looking to refresh what they already know. We’ll walk you through a quick-paced webinar, ask a few poll questions of the audience, and give you time for question and answer with the Michigan SBDC’s Cyber Security Awareness Program Specialist, Scott Taber. You'll leave the webinar with: 1. General understanding of cybersecurity concepts 2. Explanations of why these topics matter for your small business 3. Key steps you can easily implement in your small business”
Location: Webinar

 

Tech Takeover: Manufacturing at the Speed of Light with Augmented Reality

Wednesday, January 22 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Industry 4.0 is moving fast, and smart companies are seeking the best tools and technologies that are both proven and practical to drive immediate results within their organizations. Return on investment for Industry 4.0 projects can vary widely, often times causing business leaders to be wary of starting a digital transformation journey. But what if you could see ROI within weeks of beginning a project? With augmented reality (AR) it is possible. Join Paul Ryznar, president and CEO of OPS Solutions, LLC, at Automation Alley for a Tech Takeover presentation focused on how AR is transforming nearly every industry including automotive, medical, aerospace, defense and electronics. What is AR and how is it being used in these various industries to drive higher levels of quality, productivity and training? How can you deploy this cutting-edge technology successfully within your organization? This event is intended for COOs, plant managers, manufacturing engineers, quality personnel, innovation personnel and IT personnel.
Locations: Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham, Troy

 

Great Lakes Water Authority Small Business Initiative Advisory Meeting 

Thursday, January 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Join the Macomb Regional PTAC and the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) for their Small Business Advisory Meeting. This meeting will highlight how to do business with GLWA; resource information from the Macomb PTAC and the U.S. Small Business Administration; and sub-contractor opportunities from GLWA’s primes.
Location: Macomb Community College, Center Campus, University Center 1, 44575 Garfield Road Clinton Township

 

Starting a Business

Thursday, January 23 from 9:30 a.m. to noon
Do you know what it takes to turn your idea into a successful business? WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Attend this seminar if you want to turn your idea into a successful business. TOPICS INCLUDE: • Assessing your readiness for entrepreneurship • Evaluating market potential for your products or services • Sources of financing • Legal structure options • Taxes, licensing and insurance • Marketing and sales • Determining start-up costs and operating expenses • Introduction to writing a business plan
Location: MacDonald Public Library, 36480 Main St, New Baltimore

 

SBA & SBDC: Small Business, Big Threat - Technology Tips and Tricks for Small Business - Webinar

Thursday, January 23 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Learn more about essential tips and tricks to help stay secure online. Join us as we discuss several tips and tricks that will help you stay more secure while online. We’ll walk you through a quick-paced webinar, ask a few poll questions of the audience, and give you time for question and answer with the Michigan SBDC’s Cyber Security Awareness Program Specialist, Scott Taber. You'll leave the webinar with: 1. Easy to understand examples of these tips and tricks 2. Explanations of why these topics matter for your small business 3. Key steps you can easily implement in your small business
Location: Webinar

 

 

ExporTech™  Detroit

Friday, January 24, February 28 or April 17
ExporTech™, the national export assistance program that helps companies accelerate their growth in global markets, returns to Detroit area. ExporTech is a structured export strategy and business development process for companies to develop written strategic plans for export growth and connect with a wide range of experts to catalyze export sales. We limit ExporTech™ to a maximum of 8 companies.  Training will be provided by leading experts in Michigan. Each company will be assigned a coach and team of students to conduct research on best export markets. On the last day of ExporTech™ each company will present their strategic plan to a panel of experts for advice and feedback. Companies throughout Michigan may apply for ExporTech™ Detroit. Click here for application to apply.
Location: Lawrence Technological University, Southfield

 

How to Win at Social Media - Webinar

Tuesday, January 28 from noon to 1 p.m.
Are you marketing a business on social media? Do you have a tight budget? Learn how to build a powerful online presence and community for your business organically. We'll cover organic methods of growing your audience and your brand that are critical for social media marketing success whether you have an advertising budget or not. Speaker(s): Melissa Forziat, Principal of Melissa Forziat Events and Marketing
Location: Webinar

Cyber Security for Business: How to keep your small business healthy in the New Year!

Wednesday, January 29 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Open to all businesses and organizations. Come and hear from the experts and make sure that you are protected from any cyber security threats this year. We want you and your organization to stay cyber safe in the evolving era of technology!
Locations: Dave & Buster's, 45511 Park Ave., Utica

 

Tech Takeover: Seeing ROI in the Transition from Legacy Systems to Digital Twin

Wednesday, January 29 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
It's no secret that companies wanting to compete and innovate need to utilize the technologies available to them in the rapidly changing digital ecosystem of Industry 4.0. Is your organization still operating in a 2D environment? Join the experts at Design Systems, Inc. (DSI) for a Tech Takeover presentation at Automation Alley focused on how companies can make the transition from legacy systems to Digital Twin. What is the ROI on making the move from 2D to 3D? Learn how your company can overcome the challenges with existing operations and justify the cost of implementing Digital Twin technology. This event is intended for managers and operations professionals.
Locations: Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham, Troy

 

Scaling for Success: Leaning Your Product Design!

Thursday, January 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you've developed a unique physical product or process and are in the process of developing prototypes, or are currently in low volume production and are interested in improving your products design for manufacturability and assembly, join us for "Scaling For Success" and learn key processes to help you take your product and production process to the next level.
Locations: Centrepolis Accelerator at Lawrence Technological University, 1140 Centre Road, Auburn Hills

 

State of Clinton Township Address 2020

Friday, January 31 from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Join Clinton Township Supervisor Robert Cannon as he offers his synopsis of the upcoming year for his community.
Locations: Clinton-Macomb Public Library, 40900 Romeo Plank, Clinton Township

 

Creating Your Most Profitable Marketing Strategy - Webinar

Tuesday, February 4 from noon to 1 p.m.
How to build a marketing funnel for your business to grow each member of your audience to their maximum potential of revenue, referrals, or loyalty. Having a lead retention strategy is critical to a profitable business! We will examine how to drive every conversation forward with the right calls to action to make your marketing efforts more efficient and effective. Speaker(s): Melissa Forziat, Principal of Melissa Forziat Events and Marketing
Location: Webinar

 

Federal Market Research 201

Thursday, February 6 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The second core class in Macomb Regional PTAC s Core Series of Federal Government Contracting is Federal Market Research 201. This training will help you identify who your customer and competitors are, as well as the current and future outlook for your Industry. You will learn how to research the consumer by identifying federal agencies who are buying what you re selling. You will also learn how to research the competition by identifying who is already selling your service or product to the federal government and for how much. And finally, you will learn how to research your industry by identifying what are the federal government s past, present and future procurement and Industry trends. This class will be conducted in a computer lab and seats are limited. Class time may run over due to the hands-on nature of training. Prerequisite: Introduction to Federal Government Contracting - 101 WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Management and key players who will support and facilitate government contracting within your company. No fee to attend, but registration is required.
Location: Macomb Community College, MTEC, 7900 Tank Ave., Room 123, Warren

 

Marketing Your Business from the Driver’s Seat - Webinar

Tuesday, February 11 from noon to 1 p.m.
Learn five marketing rules you can use in business to put yourself in a position of power. Marketing is all about sharing your message, and understanding the psychology of how you present the message is critical to making the impact you want. This presentation shows you how to set yourself up for success in business using five techniques that show your strength, help you adapt to different personality types in the sales process, and put you in the driver's seat. Speaker(s): Melissa Forziat, Principal of Melissa Forziat Events and Marketing
Location: Webinar

 

State Contracting Overview

Thursday, February 13 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) Procurement Office serves as the state s Central Purchasing Office and has a portfolio of approximately 800 multiple-year contracts worth billions of Dollars. Topics to be covered: Doing Business with the State of Michigan Navigating the State Contracting Process Doing Business with MDOT How to research Competitors - Michigan Transparency Website. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Management and key players who will support and facilitate government contracting within your company. No fee to attend, but registration is required.
Location: Macomb Community College, MTEC, 7900 Tank Ave., Room 138, Warren

 

Pitching Your Business

Wednesday, February 19 form 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
In this one hour mini-workshop you will learn: what pitching is and what makes it challenging; the essential content of a "business pitch"; how to create and structure your content for maximum impact; how to deliver your pitch so you make the best possible impression.
Locations: THE CoLABorative, 21 N. Main Street, Mount Clemens

 

Starting a Business

Thursday, February 20 from 9:30 a.m. to noon
Do you know what it takes to turn your idea into a successful business? WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Attend this seminar if you want to turn your idea into a successful business. TOPICS INCLUDE: • Assessing your readiness for entrepreneurship • Evaluating market potential for your products or services • Sources of financing • Legal structure options • Taxes, licensing and insurance • Marketing and sales • Determining start-up costs and operating expenses • Introduction to writing a business plan
Location: Ray Township Library​​​​​, Historic One Room School House, 64255 Wolcott Rd., Ray Twp.

 

Member Mixer

Thursday, February 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Join us at Urban Air Sterling Heights for a member mixer! Come network with fellow chamber members and build long-lasting relationships.
Locations: Urban Air Sterling Heights, 12050 Hall Road, Sterling Heights

 

Michigan SBDC presents: Small Business, Big Threat - What Are Data Protection Policies? - Webinar

Tuesday, February 25 from 11 a.m. to noon
Do you have essential data protection policies in place for your small business? Join us as we discuss the importance of data protection policies and how they protect your business. We’ll walk you through a quick-paced webinar, ask a few poll questions of the audience, and give you time for question and answer with the Michigan SBDC’s Cyber Security Awareness Program Specialist, Scott Taber. You'll leave the webinar with: 1. Easy to understand examples of these tips and tricks 2. Explanations of why these topics matter for your small business 3. Key steps you can easily implement in your small business
Location: Webinar

 

SBA & SBDC presents: Small Business, Big Threat – The Facts About Cyber Buzzwords - Webinar

Wednesday, February 26 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
You've read about them on the news, you've heard about them in meetings, and maybe you've even used some of them yourself. But do you really know what some of the top ten technology buzzwords mean for your small business? Join us for a walkthrough of ten commonly discussed, yet frequently misunderstood concepts in cyber security. We’ll cover ten hot topics in technology, ask a few poll questions of the audience, and give you time for question and answer with the Michigan SBDC’s Cyber Security Awareness Program Specialist, Scott Taber. You'll leave the webinar with: 1. Easy to understand definitions of cyber buzzwords for non-technological entrepreneurs 2. Explanations of why these topics matter for your small business 3. Key steps you can easily implement in your small business
Location: Webinar

 

Army Contracting Command - Warren: Other Transaction Authority (OTA) 101

Thursday, February 27 from 9 a.m. to noon
The Other Transaction Authorities (OTAs), have proven an effective tool to streamline acquisition, diversify the defense industrial base, and gain access to state-of-the-art technology within a collaborative government/industry environment. Join Army Contracting Command Warren, Michigan, acquisition innovation leaders, as we walk through the new guidance, lessons learned, transition to production and the 10 USC 2371(b) statue for better understanding of these streamlined acquisition capabilities. In addition to hearing about how OTAs work, you will also hear about OTAs in action, multiple solicitation processes such as pitch day (similar to the television show Shark Tank), Panel Pitches, why we use White Papers and the Annual Plan process. PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Federal Government Contracting 101 WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Management and key players who will support and facilitate government contracting within your company. No fee to attend, but registration is required.
Location: Macomb Community College, MTEC, 7900 Tank Ave., Room 138, Warren

 

Grow Your Business With Government Contracting

Tuesday, March 10 from 9:30 a.m. to noon
This class outlines the first steps for passionate entrepreneurs and businesses wishing to gain access to the world’s largest customer ($508 billion in goods and services each year). Participants explore how to initially set-up, find opportunities, market, explore small business benefits, sell to the US Government, and take advantage of PTAC resources and services. Doing business in this marketplace takes time, energy, and patience, but the payoff can be very rewarding. Participants will be able to: · Register in in the systems that are required for federal contractors · Determine ways to find opportunities · Identify and describe benefits of each small business program · Market products and services to the government · Use PTAC services Who should attend: Company owners and/or decision makers, in a stable business for more than two years, who are interested in selling their products/services to the Federal Government through the contracting process.
Location: Cabela's in Chesterfield Twp (Anchor Bay Chamber), 45959 Towne Center Blvd., Chesterfield Township

 

Michigan Food & Agriculture Summit

Tuesday, March 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For the seventh consecutive year, MEDC’s Pure Michigan Business Connect and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development will be hosting the Michigan Food & Agriculture Summit (formerly known as the Pure Michigan Agriculture Summit) at the Lansing Center on March 17th, 2020. This free event brings together 25+ purchasers including grocers, retailers, distributors, institutional buyers and 350+ suppliers from around the state, all with one common goal – to strengthen Michigan’s food supply chain. Each year, PMBC and MDARD organize a matchmaking event in the state that helps connect purchasers in the Midwest with local food growers and suppliers to effectively increase Michigan spending in the food & agriculture industry.
Location: Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing

 

Starting a Business

Thursday, March 19 from 9:30 a.m. to noon
Do you know what it takes to turn your idea into a successful business? WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Attend this seminar if you want to turn your idea into a successful business. TOPICS INCLUDE: • Assessing your readiness for entrepreneurship • Evaluating market potential for your products or services • Sources of financing • Legal structure options • Taxes, licensing and insurance • Marketing and sales • Determining start-up costs and operating expenses • Introduction to writing a business plan
Location: City of Roseville Public Library (City Hall Complex), Erin Auditorium, 29777 Gratiot Avenue, Roseville

 

Macomb Community College 2020 Job Fair | Employers Wanted

Employer registration deadline: Tuesday, March 31

Event date: Wednesday, April 22 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: South Campus Sports & Expo Center, 14500 Twelve Mile Rd, Warren

 

Save the Date: Macomb County ACES Job Fair

Wednesday, April 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A Job Fair Connecting Employers with Differently-Abled Professionals. Why should you hire someone with a disability? According to the Centers for Disease Control 25.6% Americans live with a disability 28.2% of Michigan Residents have a disability.

  • Employees with disABILITIES have lower turnover low absenteeism, dedication, and longer tenure. Enabling employers to reduce recruitment costs.
  • A study completed by Accenture, in partnership with Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), concluded that companies employing individuals with disabilities saw, on average, 28 percent higher revenue, double the net income and 30 percent higher economic profit margins over the four-year period we analyzed.
  • A survey conducted by the Job Accommodation Network found, 59% of job accommodations cost employers nothing to make ($0), while the remaining accommodations typically cost only $500.
  • Access to On-the-Job Training through Michigan Works! This program allows up to 50% reimbursement of the new employees wages for a designated period of time.
  • Employers have potential for federal tax incentives when hiring individuals with disabilities A diverse workforce better reflects your customers and the community in which you provide your services.

Location: 44001 Garfield Rd. Clinton Township

 

 

Save the Date: 2020 CAAT Conference!  Preparing Technicians for Autonomous Technologies

Friday, May 8
The theme of this year’s conference is Preparing Technicians for Autonomous Technologies. Opening remarks will be made by Macomb Community College president, Jim Sawyer. Our tentative speaker lineup includes:

  • Keynote Speaker: Amit Kapoor, Vice President, Business Unit - Advance Driver Assistance Systems, North America, Continental Automotive Systems, on the State of Autonomy
  • Michele R. Mueller, Senior Project Manager, Connected and Automated Vehicles, Michigan Department of Transportation
  • Jessica Robinson, Executive Director, Michigan Mobility Institute, on the State of Mobility
  • Michele Economou Ureste, Executive Director, Workforce Intelligence Network, on the Technician/Technologist Labor Market
  • National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT)
  • Jonathan Beck, Director, NCAT (Autonomous Air Technologies)
  • Chris Hadfield, Director, Minnesota State Transportation Center of Excellence (Autonomous Land Technologies)
  • Jill Zande, President and Executive Director, Marine Advanced Technology Education Center (Autonomous Sea Technologies)

CAAT is also planning to provide an opportunity for attendees to visit with various local STEM-based organizations.

Location: Macomb Community College, Center Campus, University Center, Assembly Hall