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Grant funding provides special opportunity for students to attend Macomb College Hybrid Electric Vehicle Career Academy for $25

– Tuesday, May 21, 2013 1:00AM

Grant from National Science Foundation-funded center to help students explore advanced automotive technology careers

Students age 14  and up can attend Macomb Community College’s four-day Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Career Academy for only $25 (reduced from $165), thanks to an educational grant from the college’s National Science Foundation-funded Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT). 

The academy is an interactive workshop for those interested in cars and electronics, and covers the principles of battery electric and other alternative fuel vehicles.  Activities including building a battery, a direct current motor kit and a fuel cell vehicle. The academy will be held on the college’s South Campus in Warren from June 24 – 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact the college’s Secondary Outreach office at 586.498.4008. 

The CAAT is a collaboration between Macomb Community College and Wayne State University, designed to provide the spectrum of educational opportunities necessary to support and leverage the emerging alternative energy vehicles industry in southeast Michigan. 

About Macomb Community College

Macomb Community College (  is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 48,000 students annually.  Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded and as the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan.  The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.

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