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Macomb Community College hosts special evening event for parents and kids to explore opportunities in auto design and engineering

– Tuesday, May 12, 2015 12:00AM

Career event features Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Company and General Motors

On May 21, from 6 – 8 p.m., parents are invited to join their middle- and high-school students for the 2015 Automotive Design and Engineering Career Expo on Macomb Community College’s South Campus in Warren.  Presented by Macomb’s Center for Advanced Automotive Technology, professionals from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Company and General Motors will share their insights into opportunities in automotive design and engineering, as well as answer questions from participants.

Prior to the career discussion, attendees have the opportunity to explore modules that showcase the major steps in the process of designing and producing a car:  sketching, clay/digital modeling and production design.  The participating automotive companies will also be displaying examples of the “finished product” at a car show within the expo, which will include both production vehicles and concept cars. 

Attendance is free, but registration is required. For additional information and registration, visit www.autocaat.org or call 586.445.7126. A downloadable flier is available at this link. Location: Macomb Community College’s Sports and Expo Center (Building P), at the northwest corner of Hayes and Martin roads, on the college’s South Campus, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren. 

The parents’ event is the concluding activity in the 2015 Automotive Design and Engineering Career Expo, to be held May 20-21. Roughly 1,500 middle and high school students are expected to attend the expo, interacting with leading designers, engineers and state-of-the-art technology.  Established 10 years ago by Utica Community Schools, the event this year was expanded and moved to Macomb Community College to allow additional schools in the region to participate.

About Macomb Community College
Macomb’s Center for Advance Automotive Technology, funded by the National Science Foundation, is an alliance between the college and Wayne State University focused on preparing the southeast Michigan workforce for the emerging needs of the advanced automotive industry.  Macomb Community College (www.macomb.edu) 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 by community colleges.  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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