Training for Technology Will Benefit Detroit Region

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Decades ago, a kid growing up in the metropolitan Detroit area could aspire to the kind of job his dad held working in an auto plant for pretty good money.

It’s a lot more complicated nowadays. There aren’t as many manufacturing jobs, the money isn’t as good and what kind of job can women aspire to?

A new report sponsored by Automation Alley holds out hope for all of our young people.

It compared southeastern Michigan’s status as a technology center with 14 other regions. Our region placed first in total number of people working in engineering and architectural fields, the number of engineering and related degrees and number of workers in advanced automotive sectors. It placed fourth in proportion of total employment in the tech field and fifth in total tech employment with 211,000 jobs.

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