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Closing Skill Gaps in Advanced Manufacturing: How Industry is Driving Modern Competency-Based Education in Michigan - The Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2) Program

When: Friday, April 17, 2015
7:30am - 10:30am
Where: Oakland Community College
2900 Featherstone Rd
Building F Room 123
Auburn Hills, Michigan  48326
United States
Presenter: Panel of Experts (see list below)
Contact: Detroit SHRM

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Detroit SHRM Workshop - Case Study with Interactive Discussion

Closing Skill Gaps in Advanced Manufacturing: 
How Industry is Driving Modern Competency-Based Education in Michigan -
The Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2) Program" 


We cannot successfully utilize the best, most modern and complex technology and equipment without attracting, developing and retaining the right talent.  The key is innovative education in the right environment.  MAT2 is one example that provides competitive skilled workers in the field of Mechatronics, IT, Product Design and CNC (Computer Numerically Control). 


1) Understanding – WHAT is MAT2  and why it is successful today
2) Believing – WHY MAT2 is a viable option for your company to close existing gaps
3) Accelerating – HOW to get your company on board to close skill gaps on YOUR side



Thomas Baumann, CEO, Orbitak International LLC (Moderator)

Dr. Timothy Meyer, President, OCC Auburn Hills Campus 

Jacqui Mieksztyn, Sr. Mgr. Talent Investment Agency, State of Michigan

Sophie Stepke, Human Resources, ZF

Deborah  Bayer, Dean of Public Service and CREST, OCC

Mike Gidley, Executive Vice President, Pontiac Coil

Patrick Hillberg, Solutions Architect, Siemens PLM

David Piwowar, Vice President, Secure24

Kelsey Erne and RaLaMar Wiggens, MAT2 Students 



7:30 – 8:00 am                   Networking, Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:15 am                   Announcements
8:15 – 10:45 am                 Presentation and Q&A

Detroit SHRM Members - $25
Non-Members - Special rate of $25!

This workshop has been approved for 2.5 General credits. 

CANCELLATION POLICY:   Cancellations must be received in writing by April 13th.  Please send cancellation request via e-mail to Substitutions are allowed, however the non-member rate may apply.


MISHRM Mailing Address:

c/o Meeting Coordinators, Inc.
P.O. Box 99463

Troy, Michigan 48099
(844) 4MI-SHRM

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