Michigan school prepares students for high-tech auto jobs

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

By the time Brad Foley graduated from high school in 2012, he’d made a bicycle that served as an alternative energy source, providing enough power to light its own turn signals, and helped craft a model of an eco-friendly dashboard for cars. For his senior project, he’d designed a “Mission Impossible”-inspired game featuring a security system with laser trip wires.

He was well prepared for his part-time job helping to design plastic molds at Hi-Tech Mold & Eng., a Rochester Hills, Mich. supplier to automotive companies. But now he finds himself bored in his classes at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Mich., where he’s working towards a degree in mechanical engineering.

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