7:45 AM07:45

Manufacturers Engage 2018

Manufacturers Engage is an invitation-only event for manufacturers, particularly helpful for HR staff. Following the direction of last year's event, we'll be digging a little deeper into the subject of talent attraction/retention by hosting a vital industry dialogue between manufacturers and the students who will be their next employees. We have 45 students from nine districts across Macomb County lined up to participate. Join us and be a part of the conversation around:

  • Training and continuing education opportunities
  • A workplace culture that appeals to Millennials
  • What employers expect from new hires
  • What students are expecting from potential employers
  • What career advancement opportunities exist in the industry

Generously Sponsored by:  Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce, City of Sterling Heights, Advancing Macomb

Questions?   Call Melanie Davis at 586.731.5400, x22.

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7:30 AM07:30

2018 Automotive Update

Join us for Breakfast and the 2018 Automotive Outlook presented by LMC Automotive Jeff Schuster, Senior VP Forecasting

Electrification Disruption: How not to get shocked, jolted and fried by the coming shift in automotive power sources by Paul Eichenberg Strategic Consulting


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7:30 AM07:30

2017 Automotive Update


Join us for this FREE program

7:30 - 8 am - Registration, Breakfast & Networking

8 am - VP of Government Affairs, Michael Johnston with the Michigan Manufacturers Association will present a legislative update

8:25 am - Senior VP of forecasting at LMC automotive will discuss the Automotive Outlook for 2017

9:30 am - A representative from  UHY will give an update on the finance of the Automotive Outlook  

Pre-registration is required! at shrcci.com or events@shrcci.com

Questions?  Call 586.731.5400 ext. 19


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9:30 AM09:30

Cybersecurity Workshop

Is your manufacturing company safe from cyber threats? What would you do if your data was hit by ransomware?  A cyber attack or data breach can have a devastating effect on businesses, both large and small.

For more information, or to register, contact the Macomb County Planning and Economic Development Department at 586.469.5285

$20 per person includes light breakfast





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9:00 AM09:00

Do You Want Talent in your Community?

Join MMA and SME Education Foundation for a free informational session on Friday, October 28 from 9 -10 am in Macomb Township to learn about opportunities for local talent solutions that will deliver the kinds of manufacturing talent you need. Find out how your company can benefit from this talent pipeline program in your area. You'll also hear how the Michigan Manufacturers Association is working to keep your company competitive in Lansing


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Explore Careers in Manufacturing & Technology
5:30 PM17:30

Explore Careers in Manufacturing & Technology

  • Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center (map)
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As a follow-up to the great work of Macomb County and the Macomb Intermediate School District with promoting Manufacturing Day in early October, Macomb Community College is hosting an event ‘Explore Careers in Manufacturing & Technology’ on the evening of  October 20th 2016 at the South Campus Sports & Expo Center to continue to raise awareness and interest about manufacturing and technology careers including apprenticeships

We will be inviting the thousands of students who toured companies on Manufacturing Day along with their parents to an evening event where they can learn more in-depth information about the types of careers and companies that could be in their future.  The event is open to the public and pre-registration is encouraged for this free event.  There will also be free food and a door prize/raffle of a 3D printer! 

The evening is designed so thatparticipants can learn and explore career possibilities by 1) hearing a panel of industry representatives including recent graduates employed by local companies and 2) speaking to many manufacturing and technology related companies and related post-secondary educational providers by walking around a ‘trade show’ type exhibit area and visiting the tables/booths.   

The purpose of the evening event is to raise interest and awareness of the great careers and companies in the manufacturing & technology industry.  This is not a ‘job fair’ event (for immediate hiring) but rather career exploration for high school students (though all are welcome).  The hours for the event are 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm with the formal program/panel presentation at 6:30 pm. 

Also, please know that this event coincides with a ‘Auto STEAM’ event (Automotive, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Manufacturing, Math) in the same location but held during daytime hours on both Oct 19 and 20.  The daytime Auto STEAM event hosts thousands of middle and high school students who visit highly interactive displays.  These students will also be invited to the evening event on October 20th as well as some of the Auto STEAM interactive displays will be available in the evening for participants.

 A promotional flyer is attached for the Oct 20th evening event ‘Explore Careers in Manufacturing & Technology’, as well as an application form to participate with a company presence for the networking portion.  Please consider having your company representative at the event with a table.  Contact 586-498-4002 (Val) or 586-445-7117 (Susan) for any questions.


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Manufacturing Day 2016
8:00 AM08:00

Manufacturing Day 2016

Manufacturing Day in Macomb County

Macomb County is coordinating its fourth annual celebration of MFG Day.  Last year, thanks to the willingness of 43 great companies to get involved, more than 1,800 high school students visited plants and learned about career opportunities. 

Macomb County’s effort is made possible by a dedicated planning committee of area leaders from industry, education and government.

For more information about Manufacturing Day in Macomb County, visit www.ManufactureMyFuture.com.


Friday, October 7, 2016

Macomb County plans to celebrate MFG Day in a big way and we need your help!

Manufacturing Day (www.MFGDay.com) is a national celebration of modern manufacturing and the great careers it offers.  Our goal is to help manufacturers inspire the next generation of our workforce to consider a career in this industry.  This year, our goal is to provide an opportunity for 2,100 high school students to visit area plants where they will see manufacturing in action and meet people who make things.  Will you help?

We need host sites that are willing to offer a guided tour(s) for up to 30 students and the teachers or guidance counselors that will supervise them.

This is your opportunity to let the next generation of our workforce know that interesting and rewarding jobs await them.  Host sites may choose to offer a morning tour and/or an early afternoon tour.  A tour lasts from 90-120 minutes.  Suggested activities include:

  • Welcome/Safety Rules/Meet our Company for the entire group – this is a great time for company leaders to talk about what the company does, who they hire and what they offer for employees, especially if there are programs in place to help employees advance.

  • Develop three sub-tours that highlight different work areas and careers (including “front office” staff) so that students can rotate through each.  This allows for smaller, more manageable groups of ten. 

  • Provide opportunities for students to interact with employees who are enthusiastic about their jobs as well as a chance to see “product life cycle” in action. 

SAVE the DATE!  Orientation Breakfast on September 22 so that host sites can meet in person with school contacts to finalize plans for a successful tour.  Details to follow.

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