2013 CAAT Conference: Preparing the Workforce for the Automotive Technology of 2025

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This resource contains handouts and presentations from the Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT) 2013 Spring Conference: Preparing the Workforce for the Automotive Technology of 2025. This conference took place on May 30, 2013 at Macomb Community College’s South Campus in Warren, MI and was attended by more than 80 individuals representing various high schools, community colleges, and universities as well as multiple government agencies, professional organizations, and industry workforce representatives. The purpose of the conference was to explore how the technologies of 2025 will affect required job skills.

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This resource contains handouts and presentations from the 2013 Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT) Conference: Preparing the Workforce for the Automotive Technology of 2025. This conference took place on May 30, 2013 at Macomb Community College's South Campus in Warren, MI and was attended by more than 80 individuals representing various high schools, community colleges, and universities as well as multiple government agencies, professional organizations, and industry workforce representatives.

The conference was co-sponsored by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) , the Design and Manufacturing Alliance (DMA) , and SAE International . The purpose of the conference was to explore how the technologies of 2025 will affect required job skills. Various speakers addressed the impacts of the new fuel economy standards and the tools required to meet them. Specifically, Dr. Jay Baron, President and CEO of CAR, was the keynote speaker and focused on the technologies of 2025. He discussed lightweighting, fuel economy, intelligent vehicles and vehicle electrification. Mac Lister from the U.S. Department of Transportation spoke on intelligent transportation systems (ITS), and Dominic DiCicco from Ford Motor Company provided an automaker's perspective on energy and climate and Ford's sustainability strategy.

Three breakout sessions were also conducted at the conference with a focus on jobs for the 2025 workforce, filling the workforce pipeline, and seed funding opportunities for curriculum development. Listed below are sessions from the conference and the materials available from each.

Keynote and General Session

Session: Technology 2025: Light-Weighting, Fuel Economy, Intelligent Vehicles, Electric Vehicles
Presenter: Dr. Jay Baron, President and CEO, Center for Automotive Research (CAR)
Materials Available: PDF

Session: Intelligent Transportation Systems
Presenter: Mac Lister, U.S. DOT
Materials Available: PowerPoint

Breakout Sessions

Session: Curriculum Resources & Seed Funding Opportunities
Presenters: Joe Petrosky, Macomb Community College, Wen Chen, Wayne State University and Charlie Standridge, Grand Valley State University
Materials Available: PowerPoints

Session: Jobs for the 2025 Workforce
Presenters: Kevin Perry, SAE International and Alan Lecz, Workforce Intelligence Network
Materials Available: PowerPoint and Handouts

Session: Filling the Pipeline
Presenters: Scott Palmer, Macomb Intermediate School District, Mary Kaye Aukee, Oakland Schools and Drew Croxell, Chrysler Group LLC
Materials Available: PowerPoint and Handouts

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under
Grant No. 1003032. 

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

 

Classification:
Materials Lightweighting
Other
Product Lifecycle:
Pre-production: Research, Design, Development, Testing, and Tooling
Production: Manufacturing, Assembly, and Operations
Post-production: Service, Reuse, and Recycling
Resource Type:
CAAT
Conference Material
Other
Presentation
Professional Development
Institution:
Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT)
Author & Title:
Several representatives from government, industry, and education
Date Developed:
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Keywords:
2025,Connected Vehicles,Fuel Economy,Jobs,Future Technologies,Intelligent Vehicles,Technology,Training
Education Level:
High School (9-12)
Undergrad Students (13-14)
Audience:
Educators
Industry Professionals/Practitioners