The SAE Detroit Section in Farmington Hills and Michigan Mobility Institute in Detroit have announced a partnership to increase awareness of mobility industry opportunities in southeast Michigan. The effort will also support the development of early-career engineers.
The partnership will extend the impact of the institute’s existing work with Wayne State University’s Industry Center for Advanced Mobility and as convener of the Mobility On-Ramp Collaborative, a multi-employer effort to boost preparedness for software and data science jobs in mobility.
“Our partnership with SAE Detroit Section will engage current professionals in the industry and attract new young people to careers as mobility engineers,” says Jessica Robinson, executive director of the institute. “SAE Detroit Section’s programs place a strong emphasis on inspiring future engineers through science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning from K-12 through college in metro Detroit. SAE competitions prepare engineering students from a variety of disciplines for future employment in mobility-related industries by challenging them with a hands-on, team engineering experience that also requires budgeting, communication, project management, and resource management skills.”
SAE Detroit supports chapters at Eastern Michigan University, Lawrence Technological University, Monroe County Community College, Oakland University, University of Detroit Mercy, University of Michigan, U-M-Dearborn, University of Toledo, and WSU, according to Robinson.
“We look forward to working with the Michigan Mobility Institute as they create credential programs for working professionals and career pathways by connecting existing youth STEM initiatives and post-secondary programs,” says Renee’ Bovair, executive director of SAE Detroit. “These efforts will promote next-generation mobility careers for our local SAE membership.”
The institute works to accelerate mobility workforce development, upskill programs, and post-secondary degrees by bringing together industry and education partners.
SAE International was founded in 1905, and the Detroit chapter was founded in 1911. The organization is committed to advancing mobility knowledge and solutions and engages nearly 200,000 engineers, technical experts, and volunteers. It connects and educates mobility professionals and works to set the standards for industry engineering and encourage lifetime learning. The Detroit section also generates local activities, and members participate in educational programs for K-12 students.
SAE International will host its World Conference at Detroit’s TCF Center.